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GERMANIA
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GERMANIA explores young men on their search for identity in a time of impermanence and constant change. Amidst current populist upheaval, “traditional values“ resurface while a surge of participation in fraternities becomes fashionable again. Today there are more than 1,600 student associations internationally with over 190,000 members of German-speaking origin. In observing scenes, the film approaches the members of Corps Germania. For the members of the conservative fraternity, it is lived democracy and a school for life. For outsiders, it is a claustrophobic cosmos with strict rules, rigid hierarchy and strange rituals. But what does it mean to be a man, what are they searching for in the digital age, where does a political attitude come from? The filmmakers take a look behind the usual lines of argumentation and find out how the young men find their bearings in the tension between tradition and modernity.


Lion Bischof was born in 1988. After studies in Philosophy, he studied Directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. Active as a cameraman and director, his films include: SUPERVISION (2012), STATION: PATHOLOGIE (2013), HINTERWELTEN (2014), and GERMANIA (2018).
Genre Culture, Educational, History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Director Lion Bischof
Cinematography Dino Osmanovic
Producers Johannes Schubert, Lion Bischof
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 77 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2018, Crossing Europe 2018, EDOC Encuentros del Otro Cine Quito 2018, Sehsüchte Potsdam 2018, DOK.fest Munich 2018, IFF Innsbrück 2018, Flahertina Documentary FF 2018, Filmfestival Kitzbühel 2018, This Human World Human Rights FF Vienna 2018
Awards Best Film Music in a Documentary Saarbrücken 2018

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