Film Review: ‘A Coffee in Berlin’

Tom Schilling

You wouldn’t think it’d be hard to find a single cup of coffee in all of Berlin, but this is the kind of day Niko (Tom Schilling) is having. Nothing else is going too well either, but Niko’s foiled attempts to get some java give this film the repetitive structure of a classic frustration dream. This running gag provides a nicely amusing through-line for this low-budget slacker picture, which scored big last year at the German box-office and won a batch of national film awards.

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