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

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.

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Technical Details

Length 78 Min.
Production Year 2018
Language German
Format Cinemascope 2.39:1 (2048x858)
Audio DolbyDigital 5.1


Director & Script Lion Bischof
Cinematography Dino Osmanovic
Editing Martin Herold
Music Matthias Lindermayr
Sound Darius Shahidifar
Producers Lion Bischof, Johannes Schubert
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

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