A Coffee in BerlinThis 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. Then on one fateful day, everything changes: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his 'emotional imbalance'.Genre: DramaCountry: EuroDuration: 86 minQuality: HDRelease: 2012IMDb: 7.4Keywords:
Actors of "A Coffee in Berlin"
Directors of "A Coffee in Berlin"Jan Ole Gerster
Creators of "A Coffee in Berlin"Jan Ole Gerster
Critic Reviews of "A Coffee in Berlin"Los Angeles TimesDecember 23, 2014
In spite of its insufferably whimsical tendencies - exemplified by its original title, "Oh Boy" - the film may have turned out to be a deeply profound modern postscript about fascism.Boston GlobeJuly 10, 2014
Niko's problem is not just that he's spoiled and lazy, but that he's a wimp about it. He only maintains viewer sympathy because everyone else in the film is so obnoxious.Washington PostJuly 10, 2014
It manages to make an entertaining story out of nothing in particular. And just when you get comfortable passively observing a passive observer, the minutest of twists becomes its own call to action.Minneapolis Star TribuneJune 26, 2014
The cheerful Dixieland soundtrack implies "A Coffee in Berlin" is a comedy, but the story line smears the screen with melancholy.Chicago TribuneJune 26, 2014
As sure of itself visually in its black-and-white evocations of Berlin as its protagonist is unsure of himself and his future.New YorkerJune 23, 2014
In Gerster's view, Berlin's unresolved past taints its bustling charm and glossy serenity, as well as every familiar course of practical action-yet his movie veers toward the historical kitsch that he satirizes.The Film StageApril 12, 2016
Calm, cool and collected, [it's] a black and white German indie thats as much French New Wave as it is early Richard Linklater.CompuserveOctober 18, 2014
A charming slacker promenades about Berlin streets.Arts FuseJuly 11, 2014
A slight slacker comedy derivative of American indies but made by a youth-friendly German director of talent.Washington City PaperJuly 10, 2014
The film probes deep into the soul of Berlin, asking questions more befitting an old master than a rookie filmmaker.East Bay ExpressJuly 08, 2014
Lightly likable German indie-flavored romp.OregonianJune 27, 2014
Its low-key, easy pace and refusal to put extra emphasis on anything gives the real emotions more power when they do arrive.
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