Film Screening: Oh Boy


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Directed by Jan Ole Gerster

Jan Ole Gerster’s wry and vibrant feature debut Oh Boy, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast.

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A limited number of free tickets are available at the Nanovic Institute for Nanovic fellows and minors in the European studies program.

This film is part of the Nanovic Institute Fall 2013 Film Series: Young and Broke in Europe.

Observers are speaking of a new ‘lost generation’ in Europe as youth unemployment in Europe soars from 24% in the eurozone to above 60% in certain countries like Greece. Statistics only tell us part of this story. What light does European cinema shed on the human dimensions of this profound intergenerational crisis?

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