A very good account of Gorbachev. I think the world would have been a much better place had he been allowed to stay in power.
Poetic and emotive
An interesting contrast to the recent Werner Herzog film on Gorbachev, which takes a more historical point of view. This film is more poetic, but at the same time the director is almost confrontational towards his subject. Sometimes this produces unique and valuable conversations, sometimes the director comes across as overly aggressive of Gorbachev's prevarications, considering some topics are indeed more complicated than a simple answer can provide. Putin overshadows the film, he's often in the television in the background. Some scenes are very touching - the emphasis on his love for Raisa and a revealing picture of Gorbachev's financial situation makes this film an especially worthwhile watch.