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Niko, a twenty-something college dropout, lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes.
With its romantic monochrome photography and twinkling jazz score, this philosophical comedy of urban exasperation tips its hat to Woody Allen’s Manhattan from the off. Starring a superb Tom Schilling as a put-upon loafer in the throes of an existential crisis, this hip debut is a deadpan delight.