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Merkel (2020)

Die Getriebenen (original title)
Angela Merkel's decision in autumn 2015 to open the borders for refugees split the country - some praised the moral stance, others criticized the surrender of sovereignty. Yet what would ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephan Wagner

Writers:

Florian Oeller, Robin Alexander (nonfiction book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Angela Merkel
Josef Bierbichler ... Horst Seehofer
Wolfgang Pregler Wolfgang Pregler ... Thomas De Maizière
Tristan Seith Tristan Seith ... Peter Altmaier
Timo Dierkes Timo Dierkes ... Sigmar Gabriel
Walter Sittler ... Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Gisela Aderhold ... Beate Baumann
Rüdiger Vogler ... Wolfgang Schäuble
Radu Bânzaru Radu Bânzaru ... Viktor Orban (as Radu Banzaru)
Silvina Buchbauer Silvina Buchbauer ... Eva Christiansen
Urs Remond Urs Remond ... Steffen Seibert
Simon Licht Simon Licht ... Bernhard Kotsch
Uwe Preuss ... Joachim Sauer
Oliver Urbanski Oliver Urbanski ... Philipp Steinberg
Matthias Kupfer ... Markus Söder
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Storyline

Angela Merkel's decision in autumn 2015 to open the borders for refugees split the country - some praised the moral stance, others criticized the surrender of sovereignty. Yet what would appear to be well-planned activity is in reality a policy of muddling along, chance, trial and error. The Driven Ones is a chronicle of the refugee crisis which shows that the political actors are being driven along, crushed between self-imposed constraints and events that have spun out of control. Written by Stephan Wagner

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Drama | History

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Goofs

The pictures of the Ministry of Interior do not show the building where the Ministry was located in summer 2015. The Ministry had moved to a new location in May 2015. See more »

Quotes

Angela Merkel: Where does this hate come from? I really ask that myself. This country achieved so much. We all have achieved so much. The people are free, they feel good, better than inthe most countries of the world. Why this hate?
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Crazy Credits

Footage of refugee camps, smugglers and other events after the plot setting is seen during the closing credits, various political meetings, the New Year Eve attacks in Cologne in 2015/16, protests etc.. See more »

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Features Tagesthemen (1978) See more »

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25 April 2020 | by merlin_petrusSee all my reviews

After 32 years (The Cat - Götz George) 7/10 again a school grade 2 for a "pure" German feature film


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Country:

Germany

Language:

Hungarian | English | German

Release Date:

15 April 2020 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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