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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

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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Woody Sugarloaf
Composed by T. Berkmann, C. Colaço, F. Menzel, P. Schaeper
Performed by The Major Minors
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A Delight
14 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

A Cup of Pleasure in film making that scored high with me because of its thoughtful humor, wonderful acting, crisp black and white film work, and commentary on the problems of young men fitting into a modern world. No slapstick comedy here. No raunchy jokes like we get in films made and about young people. The comedy is underplayed. The dialog is sharp and meaningful. I read that this is the film makers first effort. That in itself is amazing since the movie shows such maturity in the craft. I hope that there will be more films coming from the people who made this one. Who said that the Germans don't have a sense of humor. I thing that changing the title from Oh Boy to A Cup of Coffee in Berlin was a good move.


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