Tom Schilling (shown below, left, of the recent Generation War), to the low-key "events" that occur along the way, to the sumptuous, absolutely scrumptious black-and-white photography that is, for my money, better even than that of the over-rated Ida, whose cinematography so screams "composed and artful" that you finally want to muddy it up a bit just to breath some life into things. The cinematography in "Coffee" (by Phillipp Kirsamer) perfectly fits around and into the world it encompasses. And then, there's the theme.
Ulrich Noethen, above, right, and recently of Hannah Arendt) has never finished anything he has started. Yet Niko is clearly a decent sort of guy who's just looking for his place in our modern world. At the same time, this movie is also dealing as much with the modern European/Western world, seen through the lens of Germany today, in which everything from wealth and class divisions to art and commerce, fear of immigration, Nazi history, and the sexuality of the "other" still prove divisive and frightening.
Marc Hosemann (above, right, of Soul Kitchen) -- of whom we learn some surprising stuff. Or the old man in the cafe (below) who helps close out Niko's night with a brief history of his childhood under the Führer.
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