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Angela Merkel, The Unexpected

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Category: Current Affairs, Politics, Biography
Duration: 1x90’ & 1x52’
Production year: 2016
Director: Matthias Schmidt and Torsten Körner

Synopsis

She is often described as the new Iron Lady; others say: “Achtung it’s Angela”. But who is that girl? What is the story behind her story? Interviews with childhood friends, long time companions, Business Executives and global political leaders reveal how an East German daughter of a protestant Pastor, worked her way up to become the most powerful woman on the planet. Her modesty combined with strong will and her strategic and calculative approach left many wondering, how underestimating Angela Merkel paved her way and made her personal Cinderella-Story come true.

A production of BROADVIEW TV and MDR in co-production with ARTE.

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