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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2022

Julius is an eloquent young museum attendant loved by his friends, colleagues and his girlfriend.
One day he invites his colleagues to join him for a sailing trip on his aristocratic family’s sailing boat. But something goes wrong. Julius is not who he seems to be.
Moritz von Treuenfels is the perfect choice to embody this charming young man one gladly follows at first, only to feel less and less comfortable with the contradictions that arise from his fluid approach to life. In this finely written and directed film about identity and social behaviour, Jöns Jönsson pushes the idea of ‘fake it till you make it’ to its breaking point. Julius impresses everyone with his worldly knowledge and free-flowing conversation embodying modern ideals of self-reinvention. Yet his behavioural patterns are in conflict with the rules of society. Unfolding with a flexibility that echoes that of the protagonist, Axiom is a fascinating exploration of this disquieting contradiction that is both visceral and intellectually dizzying.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2022
Director Jöns Jönsson
Screenplay Jöns Jönsson
Cinematography Johannes Louis
Cast Moritz von Treuenfels, Ricarda Seifried, Thomas Schubert
Producers Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Co-Producers Andrea Hanke, Birgit Kämper
Production Company Bon Voyage Films
Runtime 112 min
Format 1:1.78
 German, English
Subtitled Versions German, English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2022
75th Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022
With backing from BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Filmperlen - Filmverleih und Filmagentur

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