Angela Merkel – The Chancellor

Documentary | DE (2022) | 90min

The documentary takes time to show the staying power of the exceptional politician Angela Merkel and traces fundamental questions: Was the chancellor a guarantor of stability in stormy times or is she responsible for political stagnation? How does she feel about the refugee situation in 2015? How does she assess her climate policy? Did she ultimately fail as a Corona campaigner? Was she more of an advocate of the moment as a crisis chancellor? Where does her resilience come from and what drove her?

TV Release: February 22nd at 20:15 arte + Februar 27th at 21:45 ARD

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With: Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Ursula von der Leyen, Ulrich Matthes, Herlinde Koelbl, Luisa Neubauer, Aydan Özoğuz, Jutta Allmendinger, Theresa May, Christine Lagarde, Naika Foroutan, Herfried Münkler, Aminata Touré, Kristina Dunz, Nico Fried, Melanie Brinkmann and Carla

Writer | Director: Torsten Körner
Editor: Martin Schröder
Sound: Helge Haack
Music: Stefan Döring
Creative Producer: Vera Bertram
Production Manager:
Carsten Götsche
Producer: Leopold Hoesch, Broadview TV

In Coproduction with MDR | arte | ARD