Niko is having a tough morning. He’s broken up with his girlfriend, been cut off from his monthly allowance, and was just declared “emotionally unstable” by a court-appointed psychologist. If only he could find a decent cup of coffee. Painting an eventful day-in-the-life of a twenty-something law school dropout, A Coffee In Berlin follows Niko as he drifts through a series of absurd, funny and, ultimately, life-changing encounters with the people and city around him. Photographed in timeless black and white and enriched by a snappy jazz soundtrack, Jan Ole Gerster’s vibrant and charming debut, which swept the German Film Awards in 2013, is a slacker comedy with a poignant center, and a love-letter to the city of Berlin and Generation Y.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Amiably slight, A Coffee in Berlin compensates for its lack of narrative drive with a sure-handed screenplay and echoes of early Woody Allen.
Cast & Crew
- Music Box Films
- © 2014 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films.
- German (Stereo)