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Stephan Wagner finaliza el rodaje de Merkel

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- El director alemán ha estado trabajando en un telefilm protagonizado por la actriz Imogen Kogge en el papel de la canciller teutona

Stephan Wagner finaliza el rodaje de Merkel
Imogen Kogge (derecha) como Angela Merkel en el rodaje de Merkel (© ARD/RBB/Carte Blanche International/Volker Roloff)

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Stephan Wagner’s Merkel has just wrapped principal photography. The German filmmaker has been particularly active in the television industry since the mid-1990s, and has been involved in the direction, production and writing of many successful shows, such as Tatort (2011-2019), Am Ruder (2017) and Polizeiruf 110 (2008-2009).

His new project intended for the small screen is a drama set during the summer of 2015 and focused on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the German borders to nearly one million Syrian refugees. The move was welcomed by many but has been strongly criticised by extreme-right parties, inevitably undermining her leadership and affecting the political future of the European Union. The script, penned in its entirety by Florian Oeller, is based on The Driven Ones, a best-selling book written by journalist Robin Alexander and published in 2017.

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On this occasion, the most powerful woman in the world is played by Imogen Kogge (Alone in Berlin [+lee también:
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). Kogge is best known for her stage work, but has appeared in a number of film and TV productions over the last 35 years. The stellar international cast includes actors portraying other prominent political figures – namely, Radu Bânzaru (Soul’s Redemption: a Pocket Guide, The Crucifixion) as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Josef Bierbichler (Two Men in Suits [+lee también:
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, Don’t Look at Me That Way [+lee también:
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) as leader of the centre-right Christian Social Union party Horst Seehofer, Timo Dierkes (Windstorm 4: Ari’s Arrival, Labyrinth of Lies [+lee también:
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) as Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Walter Sittler (Robert Anders in the popular TV series The Inspector and the Sea) as President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and young Orlando Süss as Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Merkel is a Carte Blanche production, in co-operation with national public broadcasters RBB and NDR. This is the first project for Carte Blanche, as the outfit was recently founded by Wagner and German producer Alexander van Dülmen (Madame Bovary [+lee también:
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, Measuring the World [+lee también:
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). The Potsdam-based firm is also developing a TV series revolving around the life of Empress of Russia Catherine the Great, an adaptation of the novel Winternähe from writer Mirna Funk and the Stasi drama We'll Be Dead by Christmas, starring Frederick Lau, Milan Peschel and Devid Striesow, and co-produced by 20th Century Fox.

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