Film Screening
A Coffee in Berlin

A still from the film A Coffee in Berlin (Oh Boy)
X Verleih

Goethe-Institut New York

Niko (Tom Schilling) is in his late twenties and gave up law school long ago. Since then, he lives day-to-day, drifting through the streets of his city and observing the people around him. With a quiet curiosity, he watches them as they go about their daily lives, and fails to notice how he is becoming an outsider himself. But Niko is suddenly dragged into reality and confronted with the consequences of his passivity: his girlfriend breaks things off, a psycholigst diagnoses him as "emotionally imbalanced," his father cuts off his financial support, and, in the whole city, there doesn’t seem to be normal coffee any more. When a strange woman shows up and confronts him with the past, the day takes a surprising turn.

This film screening is part of the project Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film. From Beloved Sisters to A Coffee in Berlin and Young Goethe in Love, from The Blue Angel to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - we are celebrating German-American friendship with our partner Kanopy by bringing 48 German films to your screens.

 

Details

Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Language: German with English subtitles
Price: free of charge
+1 212 439 8700
info-newyork@goethe.de