A Coffee In Berlin, Jan Ole Gerster 2012
By Ali Tenenbaum
A young man who has dropped out of school wanders around the streets of Berlin discovering the city and himself.The movie feels somewhat like a student grad project, but there are some extremely promising signs that this director may do great things one day.It’s shot in black and white, which really works and does not feel pretentious. That’s hard to pull off.It’s funny in a subtle way and the lead actor (German born Tom Schilling) is great in his struggle to find his place in the world.Overall I really liked it, the negatives mostly lie in it feeling a bit young and not quite complex enough to even hold me for the short 83 minute run time.
Brooding teens with an affinity for foreign film will love it. Grandmas and younger kids, probably not.
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