Meuthen's Party

Dokus
Independent
| 92 min
German
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An ultra nationalist right-wing party is on the rise in Germany. Filmmaker Marc Eberhardt follows candidate Jörg Meuthen during the 2016 state elections in Baden-Württemberg. The polite economics professor campaigns as a candidate for the Alternative for Germany party (AfD). This film exposes the startling reach of his seemingly rational rhetoric. Meuthen talks openly with other politicians and with citizens and sympathizers on the street, which is noteworthy in view of the "media-skeptical" attitude of the AfD, which can be summed up with the word "Lügenpresse" (fake news).