Oh Boy!

Jan Ole Gerster
Germany
88 min
2013
Oh Boy!
Synopsis: 

Niko is in his late 20s and recently dropped out of college. He lives for the moment, oblivious to his growing status as an outsider until one day he’s forced to confront the consequences of his inaction. His girlfriend breaks up with him, his father cuts off his allowance, a psychiatrist confirms his “emotional imbalance”, and a peculiar beauty returns from his past. But all Niko wants is a decent cup of coffee…  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.

Screenplay: Jan Ole Gerster
Cast: Tom Schilling, Marc Hosemann, Friederike Kempter, Ulrich Noethen
Cinematography by: Philipp Kirsamer
Film editing: Anja Siemens
Art director: Juliane Friedrich
Producer: Marcos Kantis, Alexander Wadouh
Production: Schiwago Film GmbH, HR - Hessischer Rundfunk, Chromosom Filmproduktion, Arte Deutschland
Distributors: X Verleih, Cinemien, Abc Distribution, Diaphana Distribution