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German hit Oh Boy is part slacker comedy and part chronicle of Berlin's transition to hipster cool, filled with reminders of that city's rich and checkered history.

College dropout Niko (Tom Schilling) has been dumped by his girlfriend, and is in trouble with the law. To make matters worse, his father has just discovered that he dropped out of university years ago and cuts him off financially. When his disappointed father asks him what he has been doing for the last two years, Niko answers "I've been thinking." Meanwhile a beauty from his past confronts him with the emotional wounds he inflicted on her. All Niko wants is a cup of "normal coffee," but even this eludes him. "Do you know the feeling when people around you seem to behave in a strange way?" Niko wonders. "And the longer you think about it, the more it dawns on you that it's not other people who are strange, but yourself?" As Niko struggles with the growing sense of being an outsider, a series of chance encounters have a profound influence on his future.

Shot in an alluringly grainy black and white, Oh Boy is a breezy, witty film with a serious edge. The film recently won most of the major prizes at the German Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

Film Info

2 min 11 sec Duration
  • Posted: May 20, 2013
  • Director: Jan Ole Gerster
  • Writer: Jan Ole Gerster
  • Studio: Music Box Films
  • Release: June 13, 2014
  • Cast: Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter, Marc Hosemann

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