Werner Herzog and Mikhail Gorbachev. The former being an internationally renowned filmmaker and the latter the last President of the Soviet Union. One in front of the other, in a face-to-face. The result is a engaging, even moving, encounter, thanks to Herzog's ability to dig into the darkest corners of his interlocutor's life: from his rural childhood to his studies at the Moscow University, up to the rapid ascent in the ranks of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Archival material and exceptional testimonials allow us to go over the most important steps of politics of the last few decades, offering an unprecedented, sharp, poignant look on the history of the entire Short Twentieth Century.