The film Germania explores young men on their search for identity in a time of imper- manence and constant change. In observing scenes, the film approaches the members of the duelling fraternity Corps Germania. For its members, it is a living democracy and a school for life. For outsiders, it is a claustrophobic cosmos with strict rules, rigid hierarchy and strange rituals. Director Lion Bischof follows the group of young men in between singing sessions, drinking games and fencing rituals. A coming-of-age film within an elitist and conservative setting.
Born in 1988, Lion Bischof studied directing at the University for Television and Film Munich. “Germania” is his graduation and first feature-length film. He now works as a freelance director and cameraman in film, theatre and the arts.
Films Selection: Germania (2018, doc) — Hinterwelten (2014, mid-length doc, with Jonas Heldt, Felicitas Sonvilla) — Station Pathologie (2013, doc short, with Jonas Heldt)
Cinema Next Europe
DCP / coor
- Lion Bischof
- Dino Osmanović
- Martin Herold
- Darius Shahidifar
- Matthias Lindermayr
- Lion Bischof, Johannes Schubert
- World Sales
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2018
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status