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OH BOY

Director: JAN OLE GERSTER

83 minutes, Germany, 2012, Subtitled, Black and White, Blu-ray


Winner of numerous awards at this year’s German Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, the charming and amusing Oh Boy follows Niko (Tom Schilling), former law student turned slacker dropout, over the course of a single day in Berlin as things go from bad to worse.

Dumped by his girlfriend and humiliated by his psychiatrist, a chance encounter with a former schoolmate he once tormented might help end the day well, if Niko doesn’t mess things up, as he usually does.

Shot in stylish monochrome, it’s an engaging debut that bodes well for its director’s future.

This is screening as part of IFI Kinofest, a celebration of German cinema presented in partnership with Goethe-Institut Irland, October 10th – 13th.

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