Meeting Gorbachev /
This is an extraordinary encounter between two giants: Werner Herzog and Mikhail Gorbachev. The last leader of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of Perestroika and Glasnost—the reforms that led to the dissolution of the USSR—sits down with the famous German director and tells his life’s story. At 87, Gorbachev still radiates the same charisma that had gained him the love of the West. Eloquent and poignant, he manages to spice his answers with fascinating stories, even when asked loaded political questions. His tiny birth village, his mother (illiterate to her last day), the local candy store, and his blind aunt—all become milestones on the road to puzzling out the persona of the man behind one of the greatest revolutions of the 20th century.