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by Jan Ole Gerster


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…

international title: Oh Boy
original title: Oh Boy
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Jan Ole Gerster
film run: 88'
release date: DE 01/11/2012, NL 30/05/2013, BE 05/06/2013, FR 05/06/2013, NO 16/08/2013, HU 26/09/2013, IT 24/10/2013, PL 25/04/2014
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
distributor: X Verleih, Cinemien, Abc Distribution, Diaphana Distribution, Academy Two, Aurora Films, Surtsey Films


main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2012
Munich Film Festival 2012
Oldenburg International Film Festival 2012
Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2012
Zurich Film Festival 2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
Sydney Film Festival 2013
Taipei Film Festival 2013
Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey (Mexico) 2013
Athens Film Festival 2013
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013
Hawaii Film Festival 2013
St. Louis International Film Festival 2013

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