One of the most personal portraits of the former chancellor will be shown by Arte and Das Erste at the end of February. Besides Merkel herself, Barack Obama, Theresa May and Christine Lagarde, among others, have their say.


Angela Merkel returns to the slot for the Sunday evening talk “Anne Will”. On February 27 at 9.45 p.m., the premiere will present the new documentary “Angela Merkel – Over time” by documentarist Torsten Körner.

Companions such as Barack Obama, Theresa May, Christine Lagarde and former Chancellor Merkel have their say.

Merkel shows personal moments

“Angela Merkel took a long time for this major project and was available two days before her successor was sworn in for two detailed interviews, the last of his term,” said the MDR (Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk) official. “It’s also shown in very personal moments and provides insight into her thoughts and feelings.”

The film can be found at the Arte media library from February 20 and also at the ARD media library from February 25. In linear television, it will first be broadcast on Arte on Tuesday February 22 (8:15 p.m.) and Sunday February 27 (9:45 p.m.) on the premiere.

Basic Questions

According to the MDR, the documentary wants to investigate fundamental questions: “Was the Chancellor a guarantor of stability in turbulent times or is she responsible for political immobility? What does she think of the refugee situation in 2015? How does he assess his climate policy? Did she ultimately fail as a corona fighter?” (dpa)