YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2020
ORIGINAL TITLE: Die Getriebenen
GENRE: Political Drama
RUN TIME: 118 min
CAST: Imogen Kogge, Josef Bierbichler, Wolfgang Pregler, Tristan Seith, Timo Dierkes, Walter Sittler
DIRECTED BY: Stephan Wagner
SCRIPT: Florian Oeller, Robin Alexander (book)
PRODUCERS: Alexander van Dülmen, Stephan Wagner
SALES: Bavaria Film
Merkel is a riveting political drama about the defining moment of Angela Merkel’s chancellorship: the refugee crisis of 2015, which became Germany’s greatest upheaval since its reunification. 60 days, which led to Angela Merkel’s monumental decision to keep the borders open, a decision that will go down in history as her political legacy.
Based on Robin Alexander’s bestseller, Merkel delivers not only a hyper-realistic, thrilling insight into modern politics but also an intimate portrait of an exceptional woman in an exceptional situation.