The Second Principle of Hans Liebschner

The Second Principle of Hans Liebschner

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  • Original Title
    Il Secondo Principio di Hans Liebschner
  • Director
  • Cast
    Johannes "Hans" Liebschner, Klaus Liebschner, Peter Liebschner
  • Screenplay
    Stefano P. Testa
  • Cinematography
    Andrea Zanoli
  • Editing
    Stefano P. Testa
  • Music
    Sonars, The Honolulu, Luca Severino
  • Producer
    Andrea Zanoli
  • Production
    Lab 80 Film
  • Section
  • Duration
  • Release
  • Country
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  • Language
    German, Italian
  • Format
  • Subtitles
  • Film Screenings - Date and Time


Johannes “Hans” Liebschner filmed his life from 1963 to 2012. Born in 1927, he came to Italy due to the war and stayed after falling in love with Iole, a young Italian girl from Bergamo, with whom he had five boys. In fifty years of amateur filming, Hans creates the intimate story of a united and happy family, although in 2013, the year of his death, his films ended up for sale in a second-hand market. Who was to get rid of those precious memories? His sons Klaus and Peter try to solve this mystery, retracing the story of a family that goes through social and cultural changes,recorded through the technological and expressive evolution of home movies.


This movie is part of LineaDoc Block C and will only be screened on October 25 | 7.00pm.

– Limited Tickets
– Available in Italy
– Free
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