HAUTEVILLE Productions, ARTE FRANCE
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
This film sketches a very personal and decidedly political portrait of the Iron Lady who left the greatest mark on the UK, alongside Queen Elizabeth II. Archives and interviews are enriched by songs from this period that really help to understand the social atmosphere of that time.
Margaret Thatcher remained in power for eleven years, six months and 24 days. When her death was announced in 2013, spontaneous demonstrations of joy brought together citizens of all ages across England. The Wizard of Oz song Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead! immediately rose to the top of the charts, embarrassing the BBC. Margaret Thatcher was the embodiment of the childhood nightmare of a world, the new neo-liberal Western world, which was just beginning to change, determined to rid itself of the cumbersome legacy of post-war Keynesianism.