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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

Oh Boy (original title)
Unrated | | 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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Budget:

€300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$146,135 (USA) (1 August 2014)
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Quotes

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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Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Performed by Renate Strogaly
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User Reviews

NY could learn a lot from The Berlin school.
21 September 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Whilst the nouvelle vague phenomenon continues in NY, it's seems Berlin, and Jan Ole Gerster actually has something to say.

At times comedic, at times serious, the writing is wonderfully wry and reminiscent of Woody Allen's darker moments. The tension between the black comedy and the underlying backdrop of Berlin's inescapable history is a knife edge Jan treads with the delicacy of a master.

Berlin looks fantastic in black and white, and the effortlessly understated cinematography and precise editing mean this film deserves all the hype that Frances Ha is getting and more.

Refreshing, and fresh this is an incredibly accomplished thesis film. And trust me, you can live without the trailer.


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