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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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A Coffee in Berlin  »

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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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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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Soundtracks

Strangers
Composed by T. Berkmann, C. Colaço, F. Menzel, P. Schaeper
Performed by The Major Minors
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Coffee Might Have Helped!
26 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title of this award-winning 2014 German film is a tease, since the protagonist spends the day the movie describes trying—and failing—to score a cup of joe. Would he had gotten it, and he might have been better prepared for his frustrating encounters with his girlfriends (present and possible future), his dad, the creator of an unintentionally hilarious performance art piece, and some drunken toughs, among others. As it is, he is "a victim of inertia," says Washington Post reviewer Stephanie Merry, a young man who has so far chucked his opportunities into an ocean of cool. Jan Ole Gerster's debut film, starring Tom Schilling as Niko (originally titled Oh, Boy), has created a likable if drifting protagonist and given him situations punctuated with absurd humor. You want Niko to pull himself together and for the sparks of empathy we see to flame into action. One of those flames occurs near the end of the film, when he hears a rambling, drunken tale that calls forth thoughts of people who really had it bad. Great musical score by Cherilyn MacNeil and The Major Minors.


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