A Coffee in Berlin
Showings
Old Town PlayhouseFri, Aug 1 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
William & Kathleen Steeves
Not Available  
 
Milliken AuditoriumSat, Aug 2 9:15 PM
Sponsored by:
Bob Calt & Christie McGue and Dr. Joe & Leslie Cook
Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Foreign
Release Year:2012
Runtime:88 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:NR
Production Country:Germany
Original Language:German
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://www.musicboxfilms.com/oh-boy-movies-79.php
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Tom Schilling
Katharina Schüttler
Justus von Dohnányi
Andreas Schröders
Katharina Hauck
Marc Hosemann
Director:Jan Ole Gerster
Produced by:Marcos Kantis
Alexander Wadouh
Screenwriter:Jan Ole Gerster
Cinematography:Philipp Kirsamer
Editing By:Anja Siemens
Music By:Cherilyn MacNeil
The Major Minors
Description
The slacker cool of Jim Jarmusch meets shades of vintage Woody Allen in this deadpan black-and-white comedy following a day in the life of twentysomething law school dropout Niko, who has been living off his father’s allowance while waiting for life to come to him. Aimless and adrift after being indifferently dumped by his girlfriend, he wanders the streets of Berlin with little in mind other than procuring a perpetually elusive cup of coffee, careening from one absurd encounter to the next, until a chance meeting with a girl from his past forces him to confront his live-for-the-moment attitude. Winner of six German Oscars and a megahit throughout Europe, director Jan-Ole Gerster’s clever breakout feature is a poetic look at life in the German capital that captures something quintessential about the millennial generation and what it means to be young today.
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