Metropolitan Theatres | A Coffee in Berlin (Oh Boy)

A Coffee in Berlin (Oh Boy) NR

Playing at highlighted locations:
Arlington Theatre
Big Wood 4
Calexico 10
Camino Real Cinemas
Fairview Theatre
Fiesta 5
Holiday Village 4
Isis
Metro 4
MetroLux 14
Park Twin
Paseo Nuevo Cinemas
Redstone 8
Riviera Theatre
Village 8
Wildhorse 6

Niko is in his late 20s and recently dropped out of college. He lives for the moment, drifting sleeplessly through the streets of Berlin, marvelling at the people around him. With a quiet curiosity, he observes how they cope with everyday life while failing to notice how he himself is becoming an outsider. But, one day, everything changes, and Niko is forced to confront the consequences of his inaction. His girlfriend ends their relationship, his father cuts off his allowance and a psychiatrist diagnoses him with an ‘emotional imbalance'. Meanwhile a peculiar beauty from his past confronts him with the emotional wounds he inflicted, his new neighbor - accompanied by meatballs and Schnapps - pours his heart out, and throughout the city there doesn‘t seem to be a single cup of 'normal‘ coffee available.

"Do you know the feeling when people around you seem to behave strangely? And the longer you think about it, the more it dawns on you that it's not other people who are strange, but yourself?" Niko's epiphany, however, is immediately, abruptly interrupted when he's forced to stand up to a rowdy gang of teenagers, and a night-time encounter with an old man not only personifies his own loneliness but also demonstrates how the city's history continues to assert itself.

Details
Comedy, Drama
1 hr. 28 min.
Opens August 20th, 2014

Cast
Tom Schilling
Marc Hosemann
Friederike Kempter
Justus Von Dohnanyi
Michael Gwisdek

Director
Jan Ole Gerster

Writer
Jan Ole Gerster