2022 | Documentary | 96’


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.

Bettina Offermann
Christine Baron

Executive Producer
Lizzie Gillett
Eva Weber
Sonja Henrici
Sigrid Dyekjaer
Regina Bouchehri
Gunnar Dedio

In cooperation with

Author & Director
Eva Weber

In association with
Curzon CM Development, a Curzon Cineart Madman company UK Global Screen Fund

This film was supported by grants from The Rogovy Foundation, the InMaat Foundation and the Khodorkovsky Foundation
Screen Scotland Lottery Funded
Supported by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery through Screen Scotland
Curzon CM Fund
Made with funds awarded by the UK Global Screen Fund – a DCMS fund administered by the BFI