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