• PAINS OF THE PLAINS

    PAINS OF THE PLAINS

    license film

PAINS OF THE PLAINS

a film by Gesa Hollerbach, Petra Eicker

PAINS OF THE PLAINS

Germany | 2012 | 84:00 min

Original Title:
DIE MÜHEN DER EBENE

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Politics

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Welcome to Monheim on the Rhine, situated between Cologne
and Duesseldorf, 45,000 inhabitants. Ten years ago, here Daniel
Zimmermann together with some school mates founded the
Youth Party PETO. Today PETO is the strongest parliamentary
group, and Daniel Zimmermann, at the age of 27, is the
youngest mayor in Germany. For one year, from Daniel's first
speech to decisions important for the city, we accompany him
on his ways as a mayor. Public debts of 120 million Euros, controversies between the parliamentary groups, an obscure administrative apparatus - with the new position a daily struggle for compromises and allies has begun. Now Daniel Zimmermann must show that he is able to govern a city.
Festivals/Awards
Stranger than Fiction; Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg; Exposed Festival
Cast and Crew
  • Director Gesa Hollerbach, Petra Eicker
Original Languages

German

Co-Production Company
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln | KHM
Germany
www.khm.de
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