Julius is an eloquent museum keeper who is loved by those around him. One day he invites his colleagues on a sailing trip, but little by little it turns out that Julius is not who he seems to be. Will Julius destroy the construct of lies around his identity ?
AXIOM by Jöns Jönsson (LAMENTO) premiered at the Berlinale 2022 as part of Encounters and poses the question of the longing for another life. Starring Moritz Treuenfels (THE ROYAL GAME).

  • Director

    Jöns Jönsson

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Amir Hamz, Christian Springer,Fahri Yardim
    (Bon Voyage Films GmbH)

  • Cast

    Moritz Treuenfels, Ricarda Seifried

  • Genre

    Drama, Comedy-Drama

  • Running Time

    108 min.

  • Release

    Filmperlen, Germany
    June 30, 2022

  • Festivals

    Berlinale – Section: Encounters | Berlinale in Paris | Karlovy Vary IFF – Horizons | Edinburgh IFF | Hong Kong IFF | Pluk de Nacht (Amsterdam) | Festival KinoVisions Marseille | Bergen International Film Festival | São Paulo IFF |Thessaloniki IFF | Black Canvas Film Festival Mexico | Haifa IFF | Deutsche Filmwoche Paris | Belfast FF | Festival del Cinema Europeo (Lecce)

  • Awards

    Hong Kong International Film Festival 2022 - Best Actor | Berlin International Film Festival 2022 - Encounters Award | German Film Awards 2022 - Best Sound | German Film Critics Association Awards 2023 - Best Film, Best Actor

  • Year


  • Status


  • Distribution Support

    Qualifies for German Films Distribution Support

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Jönsson’s carefully composed script does not try to make a moral statement on how Julius leads his friends on. Rather, he lets his character’s own house of cards slowly crumble on him.


Jöns Jönsson has crafted a captivating character study with his sophomore feature AXIOM that’s as insightful as it is unsettling. A knockout.


a standout in this year’s Berlinale Encounters section


AXIOM is one of the strongest German entries at the Berlinale 2022