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.

Director's Biography
Lion Bischof
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 2018
Lion Bischof
Germany 2018
77 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Lion Bischof
Cinematography Dino Osmanović
Editing Martin Herold
Sound/Sounddesign Darius Shahidifar
Music Matthias Lindermayr
Producer(s) Lion Bischof, Johannes Schubert
HFF Munich
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
International Premiere