An old saying goes: «Whoever lies is not believed, even if he speaks the truth». However, museum guard Julius attaches very little importance to this proverb. When the notorious liar is caught in one of his countless untruths, he quickly burns all bridges, looks for a new job, moves into a new shared apartment and picks up where he left off.
And that’s what Jöns Jönsson ‘s “ Axiom ” is all about, making said Julius (played by Moritz von Treuenfels ), this modern-day Baron von Munchausen, the linchpin of the story. For him, the truth is a highly flexible concept that often only stands in his way when his pathological cry for attention cannot be suppressed. So he meddles in the conversations of strangers with his tall tales to draw attention to himself — and that’s just the beginning…
A film that one (happily) falls for
We still have to be patient until «Axiom» starts in German cinemas: it won’t be until June 30, 2022. So there’s plenty of time for anticipation — and that’s definitely appropriate in this case. In the official FILMSTARTS review, «Axiom» got a good 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Our author Jochen Werner is particularly impressed by how director Jöns Jönsson not only manages to fool the film itself with a few clever meta-ideas, but also to lure the viewer into a veritable edifice of lies unnoticed.
The official FILMSTARTS review of «Axiom».
After “Lamento”, Jönsson is delivering his second full-length feature film, which he not only directed but also wrote the screenplay for. In addition to Moritz von Treuenfels, Ricarda Seifried («Winter’s Tale») and Thomas Schubert («The Voluntary Year») are also part of the party.