German Tragicomedy 'Oh Boy' to Open Oldenburg Film Festival

Oh Boy - H 2012

The Berlin-set drama is the feature debut from director Jan Ole Gerster.


COLOGNE, Germany - Oh Boy, the debut feature from German director Jan Ole Gerster, will open the Oldenburg Film Festival.

The tragicomedy stars Tom Schilling as an 20-something slacker who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of Berlin. Justus von Dohnányi, Michael Gwisdek and Ulrich Noethen also star. Oh Boy will have its world premiere on Sept. 12 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg.

The 19th Oldenburg film festival, which bills itself as Germany's answer to Sundance, runs Sept. 12-16.