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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2013 - 19.28 July

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OH BOY

Category: Edition 2013

Synopsis
Niko is in his late 20’s and recently dropped out of college. He lives for the moment, drifting sleeplessly through the streets of his city, Berlin, observing the people around him with curiosity as they manage their daily lives. But one day everything changes, and Niko is forced to confront the consequences of his inaction. His girlfriend ends their relationship, his father cuts off his allowance and a psychiatrist diagnoses him with an “emotional imbalance”. Meanwhile, his new neighbor tries to get to know him and a beauty from his past confronts him with the emotional wounds he inflicted. And all Niko wants is a cup of coffee. “Do you know the feeling when people around you seem to behave strangely?” Niko wonders. “And the longer you think about it, the more it dawns on you that it’s not other people who are strange, but yourself?”.

Sinossi
Niko si avvicina ai trent’anni e di recente ha lasciato l’università. Vive alla giornata, vagando insonne per le strade della sua città, Berlino, osservando le persone intorno a lui e i modi in cui gestiscono le loro esistenze. Ma un giorno tutto cambia, e Niko è costretto ad affrontare le conseguenze della sua passiva inerzia. La fidanzata lo lascia, il padre gli taglia i viveri, e uno psichiatra gli diagnostica uno “squilibrio emotivo”. Nel frattempo, il nuovo vicino di casa cerca di stringere conoscenza, mentre una bella ragazza, emersa dal passato di Niko, lo pone di fronte alle ferite che egli le ha inflitto. Ma tutto ciò che Niko vuole è un caffè. E intanto domanda: “Sai come ci si sente quando le persone intorno a te sembrano comportarsi stranamente? E più ci pensi, più capisci che la stranezza non sta negli altri, ma in te?”.

 

 

Original Title OH BOY
Italian Title OH BOY 24 ORE A BERLINO
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 88’
Production Year 2012
Nationality Germany
Directed by Jan Ole Gerster
Screenplay Jan Ole Gerster
Director of photography Philipp Kirsamer
Editor Anja Siemens
Production Design Juliane Friedrich
Costume Design Juliane Maier, Ildiko Okolicsanyi
Sound Magnus Pflüger
Music The Major Minors, Cherilyn MacNeil
Main cast Tom Schilling (Niko Fischer)
Friederike Kempter (Julika Hoffmann)
Marc Hosemann (Matze)
Katharina Schüttler (Elli)
Justus von Dohnányi (Karl Speckenbach)
Andreas Schröders
Produced by Marcos Kantis, Alexander Wadouh

 


Regista Oh-BoyJan Ole Gerster
Born 1978, Hagen (Germany). He completed an internship at X Filme Creative Pool, where he worked on the filming of Tom Tykwer’s THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (2000) and HEAVEN (2002). He was assistant to director Wolfgang Becker on GOODBYE LENIN!, and he also directed the making of the film. In 2003 he began his studies in the fields of directing and screenwriting at the German Film and TV Academy in Berlin (dffb). In 2004 he made a documentary about the composer Yann Tiersen. In 2009 he wrote the script for SICK HOUSE, part of the short film series GERMANY 09 – 13 SHORT FILMS ON THE STATE OF THE NATION. OH BOY is his feature debut.

 

Jan Ole Gerster
Nato nel 1978 ad Hagen, Germania. Ha seguito uno stage presso la X Filme Creative Pool, dove ha lavorato alle riprese di due film di Tom Tykwer, LA PRINCIPESSA E IL GUERRIERO (2000) e HEAVEN (2002). È stato assistente del regista Wolfgang Becker per il film GOODBYE LENIN!, di cui ha diretto anche il making of. Nel 2003 inizia a studiare regia e sceneggiatura all’Accademia Tedesca del Cinema e della TV di Berlino (dffb). Nel 2004 realizza un documentario sul compositore Yann Tiersen. Nel 2009 scrive la sceneggiatura del cortometraggio SICK HOUSE, segmento del film collettivo GERMANY 09 – 13 SHORT FILMS ON THE STATE OF THE NATION. OH BOY è il suo primo lungometraggio da regista.

 

 

 

 

 

produzione/production
Schiwago Film GmbH
Gneisenaustrasse 66, 10961 Berlin - Germany
phone +49 306953980
fax +49 3069539850
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www.schiwagofilm.de


distribuzione internazionale/world sales
festival contact

Beta Cinema
Gruenwalder Weg 28d, 82041 Oberhaching, Munich - Germany
phone +49 89673469828
fax +49 89673469888
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www.betacinema.com


distribuzione italiana/Italian distribution
festival contact
Academy Two srl
www.academytwo.com