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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
"Oh Boy" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 June 2014 (USA)
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This tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of the city he lives: Berlin. The film deals with the desire to ... See full summary »

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Niko Fischer
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Elli
Justus von Dohnányi ...
Karl Speckenbach
Andreas Schröders ...
Psychologe
Katharina Hauck ...
Café-Shop Angestellte
Marc Hosemann ...
Matze
Friederike Kempter ...
Julika Hoffmann
Arnd Klawitter ...
Phillip Rauch
Inga Birkenfeld ...
Hanna
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Walter Fischer
Leander Modersohn ...
Jörg Schneider
Martin Brambach ...
Kontrolleur Jörg
Rolf Peter Kahl ...
Kontrolleur Stefan (as RP Kahl)
Lis Böttner ...
Frau Baumann
Theo Trebs ...
Marcel
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This tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of the city he lives: Berlin. The film deals with the desire to participate in life and the difficulty to find one's place. Written by Wouter van der Sluis

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€300,000 (estimated)

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$23,501 (USA) (27 June 2014)

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$146,135 (USA) (1 August 2014)
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Niko Fischer: Do you know what it's like... to have the feeling that all the people around you are honestly kind of weird? But when you think it over, then it becomes clear that the problem is with yourself.
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Everyone refuses to grow up in Oh Boy
24 July 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Oh Boy is somewhat reminiscent of Prozac Nation. The protagonist is an unlikable, spoilt child, leeching off others while breezing through life. It is an anti-"Coming of Age" film, showing how people refuse to "grow up" - even supposed adults. Niko's father is childish, his friend an underachieving actor and the former classmate he runs into is in a way still the little girl with a crush on him. It doesn't end there, even Germany itself refuses to "grow up", clinging to its Nazi past and sticking to absurd bureaucracy.

On top of having an amusing story, Oh Boy has lovely cinematography. Berlin looks great in black & white, and with the lazy jazzy soundtrack it sometimes seems like a 50s film. Quite a promising start from Gerster, who won just about every German film award around.


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