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From the Academy Award®- and Emmy-winning producers of “One Day In September” and “Searching For Sugar Man,” "Merkel" tells the astonishing story of how a triple political outsider – a woman, a scientist, and an East German – became one of the most successful politicians in the world. A pastor’s daughter who grew up behind the iron curtain in the former DDR (East Germany), Merkel re-invented herself after the fall of the Berlin Wall to become “the world's most powerful woman” (Forbes, 2020), often outsmarting and outstaying her male opponents. But despite her historic 16-year Chancellorship of Germany, the international public still knows very little about her. Using vast archive materials and interviews with those who know her – friends, journalists, political allies, and critics – the film offers a thoughtful re-examination of her life and career from both a domestic and international perspective, told with humor, subtlety, and poignancy befitting of its subject.

Film Contact

Sonja Henrici


  • Year
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    German, English
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany
  • Premiere
    Midwest Premiere
  • Genre
    Documentary Feature
  • Subtitle Language
  • Content Warning
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Director
    Eva Weber
  • Producer
    Lizzie Gillet, Eva Weber, Sonja Henrici, Sigrid Dyekjaer
  • Executive Producer
    Dawn Porter
  • Cast
    Angela Merkel