With this debut of filmmaker Jan-Ole Gerster you can most definitely upgrade your movie night. A Coffee in Berlin was shot in black&white and paints a day in the life of Niko, a college student dropout going nowhere fast. He lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin. Then on one day: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his 'emotional imbalance'.
Sometimes you feel lost in Berlin, as a Berliner I know what I am talking about. This movie manages to capture this feeling in an honest but humoristic way. Nina from Törtchen - Made in Berlin and I recently watched it again, while eating some delicious snacks, like honey roasted cashews. Getting hungry? Don't worry, here is the recipe.
Honey Roasted Cashew
- Preheat oven to 200 degree.
- Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
- Combine the cashews and honey in a bowl.
- Spread the cashew mixture over the lined tray and bake for 10 mins.
- Turn them after 5 min, or until golden.
- Set aside to cool & store in an airtight container.
What do you need?
200 g cashew
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons flaked sea salt
Top 5 recommended German movies:
- Run Lola Run from 1998 directed by Tom Tykwer
- Goodbye Lenin from 2003 by Wolfgang Becker
- A Coffee In Berlin from 2012 by Jan-Ole Gerster
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