• MERKEL

    MERKEL



MERKEL

a film by Eva Weber

MERKEL

UK, Denmark, Germany | 2022 | 95:00 min

Original Title:
MERKEL – MACHT DER FREIHEIT

Content Categories

Documentary
Theatrical Release November 24, 2022
Synopsis
With a chancellorship traversing four US presidents, a major refugee crisis and a troubled relationship between Germany and Russia, Angela Merkel consistently held her own on the world stage as one of the longest-serving German chancellors ever. Merkel looks back, both on her work and on the early years that shaped her.

Following an oppressive childhood behind the Berlin Wall, living in constant fear of the Stasi, Merkel embraced physics with great success. This background gave her a unique palette of knowledge and experience, which proved invaluable after she exchanged science for politics. From 2005 she grew to become a resolute chancellor and an anchor for Europe. As a woman in a bastion of masculinity, she understood how to deal with alpha males in politics. Meanwhile, her opponents consistently underestimated her.

Merkel’s strength is endorsed in this documentary by politicians such as Tony Blair and Hillary Clinton, and by journalists who followed her career closely. We also regularly hear her own voice in past interviews, showing her to be not only a tenacious diplomat, but also a candid communicator with a sense of humor. [35 IDFA – Frontlight]
Festivals/Awards
2022
49 TFF – Telluride Film Festival, California
35 IDFA, Netherlands
Cast and Crew
  • Director Eva Weber
  • Director of Photography Reinhold Vorschneider, Konrad Waldmann
  • Editor Alexandra Strauss, Daniel Greenway
  • Score Jon Opstad
Original Languages

English

German

Co-Production Company
LOOKSfilm
Germany
looks.film
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