Told through a series of conversations/interviews with the Mikhail Gorbachev, Werner Herzog examines the life of the last leader of the Soviet Union.
Driven by Herzog’s clear interest and understanding of his subject, the film takes the audience on a journey through Gorbachev’s life and the changes in the USSR under his leadership. Archival footage compliments the genuinely warm and often playful interviews between the director and his subject, creating a fascinating and sophisticated portrait of both Gorbachev and the era.
Meeting Gorbachev is very mature and intelligent filmmaking, always treating the audience with respect and intelligence for the form, the content and the subject.
“As interviewers -- and filmmakers -- go, Mr Herzog is one of a kind, his searching curiosity complemented by his instantly recognisable German accent.”– The Wall Street Journal