GERMANIA

By Lion BISCHOF

MINDJAZZ PICTURES UG - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, GERMANY, GAS

Art - Culture - Completed 2018

Intimate and rare documentary insight into the world of the traditional student fraternity, „corps Germania“.

Festivals
& Awards

Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival 2018
Winner "Best Film Music in a Documentary"
crossing europe 2018
EDOC Encuentros del Otro Cine 2018
Sehsüchte 2018
DOK.fest Munich 2018
Innsbruck 2018
Flahertiana 2018
Kitzbühel 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lion BISCHOF
    • Writer(s)
    • Lion BISCHOF
    • Producer(s)
    • Lion BISCHOF ( Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München), Johannes SCHUBERT (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.