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Elected is a film about five young German politicians, aged 25 to 32, who are elected into the German Parliament, the Bundestag, for the first time: a physicist from Leipzig, a pianist from Ingolstadt, an architect from Forchheim, a lawyer from Ludwigsburg and a graduated lawyer from Oberhausen. Their legislative period starts in 2009 and ends in 2013. What do they expect to happen in Berlin? What are their ideas and potential doubts? How will their lives change now that they are part of "important politics"? Can they live up to their own morals and resolve? Can they change something or will they just blend in? How do they experience democracy in their home country? What kind of success or disappointment will they experience? The film accompanies these five young politicians over the whole four year legislative 2013.
Nancy Brandt was born in Halle/Saale in 1979. In 2004 she is graduated in media technology in the University of Technique, economy and culture of Leipzig. Since 2002, she works for the production company “3 Kamelen Film” à Leipzig and also as an independent journalist. In 2005, she starts studies in directing documentaries and TV Journalism at the HFF Munich. She directs her first short film Vivre in 2000, followed in 2003 by her first feature What do you Drink? She also realizes a filmed portrait called Es ist eher eine Forschung – Der Kameramann Peter Badel in 2009 and the same year her second feature Wie immer herzliche Grüsse.