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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

Oh Boy (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 13 June 2014 (USA)
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An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Niko Fischer
... Elli
Justus von Dohnányi ... Karl Speckenbach
Andreas Schröders ... Psychologe
Katharina Hauck ... Café-Shop Angestellte
... Matze
Friederike Kempter ... Julika Hoffmann
Arnd Klawitter ... Phillip Rauch
... Hanna
... Walter Fischer
Leander Modersohn ... Jörg Schneider
Martin Brambach ... Kontrolleur Jörg
... 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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Comedy | Drama

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€300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,501, 27 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$146,135, 3 August 2014
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Jan Ole Gerster's debut was the unexpected box-office success in Germany 2012 with more than $2mio. It also won the German Film Award for best pictures, best script and best directing 2013. See more »

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Julika Hoffmann: [to a thug] what kinda guy are you? Let me guess. You were born an alcoholic because your mom couldn't stay off the booze during her pregnancy. How could she, when she got beaten up by daddy when he came home from the pub?
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Taxi Driver
Composed by T. Berkmann, C. Colaço, F. Menzel, P. Schaeper
Performed by The Major Minors
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Simple in a way that actually gets you thinking
18 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

A movie describing the life of someone who can't find his place around people, how he feels that people became strangers to him, but actually, it's him becoming a stranger to himself.

The movie isn't much of an entertainment, at least it wasn't for me. Frankly, I was disappointed by the jazzy beginning, which led me to think more about Berlin as a future Woody Allen New York. But there are some scenes in the movie that were so simple to understand, they got me thinking.

The courage of one girl, which was once fat, which led her to stop ignoring what people say to her. Even if that means to put her in danger, she can't leave thoughts unsaid.

But by far, the phrase that struck me deeply, was that "People can't bear the dark anymore". It led me to think about the insecurity people feel these days, and how they're afraid to be alone with themselves.


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