Mon 26 August · Time: 09:00 PM

a tragic and funny day in Berlin

winners of multiple Lolas - the most prestigious award in German cinema - this tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up drifting aimlessly through contemporary Berlin while encountering a range of different characters along the way.

black and white, tragic and funny, the debut from director Jan Ole Gerster, deals with the desire to participate in life and the difficulty to find one's place.

what transpires is a tragically hilarious episode in Niko's life, a man whose self-constructed wall of disillusionment has left him on the outskirts of the real world, peering in wistfully whilst unable to motivate himself to enter into the fray.

from Niko's futile quest for coffee (a thirst that, despite his best intentions, he constantly fails to quench) to the uncomfortably awkward conversations he finds himself drawn into, Gerster's Oh Boy! is littered with a myriad of trifling moments of coffee-black comedy.

Jim Jarmusch's early transient films and Manhattan-era Woody Allen efforts are clearly a major influences on this charismatic tale. however, this joviality must inevitably make way for a more serious twist, that whilst initially jarring is a necessary moment of personal revelation and an essential emotional peak within Niko's otherwise flat-lining narrative arc. but whilst Niko may be the film's protagonist, it's the city of Berlin that's the film's standout.

drop by at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE to enjoy this witty and awful lot of fun story!


entry: 5€.

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