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The Mayoress

OT: Die Bürgermeisterin

Christiane Balthasar // Germany, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2022



Claudia Voss (Anna Schudt), honorary mayoress, is presented with a fait accompli when her Southern German district decides to build a refugee centre in her town. Some of the population are fuming and resistance grows, but there are equal amounts of willingness to help and empathy. Unexpectedly, the committed wife and mother attracts the attention of right-wing circles and faces attempts to intimidate her. The more Claudia Voss tries to mediate, the stronger the hostility becomes. A gripping contemporary thriller which paints a nuanced picture of the challenges brought by an increasingly polarized political reality. No exception, but instead a widespread, alarming phenomenon in today’s democratic societies.




In cooperation with STARK IM AMT


CHRISTIANE BALTHASAR (*1970) studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and has since 1999 mainly made TV films for successful series like Bella Block, Polizeiruf 110 and Tatort. Her film Bring mich nach Hause was shown in 2021 at FILMFEST HAMBURG.


Die Bürgermeisterin

Fiction Feature





90 min


Christiane Balthasar

Magnus Vattrodt

Anna Schudt, Felix Klare, Jule Hermann, Alexander Beyer, Uwe Preuss, Michael Sideris, Marleen Lohse, Katharina Behrens, Carl Benzschawel

Wolfgang Cimera, Silke Pützer

Hannes Hubach

Roman Höffgen

Andreas Althoff

Johannes Kobilke

Ulrich Hintzen

Anne Jendritzko

Marion Haack

Caroline von Senden, Solveig Cornelisen (ZDF)

Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH im Auftrag des ZDF

Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Inès Meyer: meyer.i@networkmovie.de


Family & RelationshipWomenSocietyViolenceGlobalisationHuman RightsMigration & OriginPolitics & PowerRacism & DiscriminationTrauma

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