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Jan-Ole Gerster is a Berlin-based writer and director. After working for German film production companies for several years he began studying Screenwriting and Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. His debut film OH BOY, which premiered at Karlovy Vary in 2012, became a domestic box-office success and was released in cinemas in over 20 countries and won numerous national and international awards, including the Audience and Jury Awards at Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers and the Tallinn International Film Festival, six German Film Awards and the European Film Award for Best Debut Film. He has just completed his second feature film LARA and is currently working on a screen adaptation of Christian Kracht's best-selling novel IMPERIUM.