In The Aisles
22nd German Film Festival | 25.10.-11.11.2018
In den Gängen
Runtime 125 min
Rating NC16: Some gore
Director Thomas Stuber
Producer Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Screenwriter Thomas Stuber, Clemens Meyer
Director of Photography Peter Matjasko
Cast Franz Rogowski, Sandra Hüller, Peter Kurth
Director Thomas Stuber’s latest film, labelled “an utterly engrossing and richly humane workplace drama” by The Guardian, is set in a wholesale market.
Introverted Christian (Happy End’s Franz Rogowski) discovers love, friendship and a whole new world between the aisles of the market where he has started working. Bruno (Peter Kurth) from the Beverage aisle takes him under his wing and quickly becomes a fatherly friend to him.
In the aisles, he meets “Sweets” – Marion (Toni Erdmann’s Sandra Hüller) – and is instantly smitten by her mysterious charm. The coffee machine becomes their regular meeting point and the two get to know each other. But Marion is married and Christian’s feelings for her seem to remain unrequited, especially when she doesn’t return to work one day. As Christian gets more ingrained as a member of the wholesale market family, his days of driving fork lifts and stacking shelves begin to mean much more to him than meets the eye.
Best Lead Actor: Franz Rogowski
German Film Award 2018