DOUBLE FEATURE | LA PREMIERE
DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with IN THE AISLES at 6:30 pm,
followed by TRANSIT at approximately 9:00 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films.
Germany (2018), 125 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles
Director: Thomas Stuber
Screenplay: Clemens Meyer, Thomas Stuber
Cinematography: Peter Matjasko
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Sandra Hüller, Peter Kurth, Henning Peker, Andreas Leupold
Producers: Fabian Maubach, Jochen Laube, Julia Wagner
Production Company: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion GmbH, MDR, Arte Deutschland TV, SWR, HR, Rotor Film Babelsberg GmbH.
With his new job at a wholesale market in an eastern German province, the shy and reclusive Christian (Rogowski
) plunges into an unknown universe of endless aisles and warehouse order. Bruno (Kurth
) from the beverage department takes Christian under his wing and shows him the tricks of the trade, including the often surreal secrets of mastering the forklift. In the aisles, Christian meets the mysteriously charming Marion (Hüller
) from the candy section and is instantly smitten.
The coffee machine serves as their regular meeting point, as the two get to know each other. But for Marion, who is married, their playfully flirtatious friendship has deeper consequences. As Christian slowly becomes a member of the wholesale market family, his days of stacking shelves mean much more to him than meets the eye.
Director Thomas Stuber’s adaptation of Clemens Meyer’s short story is a delicate choreography of people, their dreams, desires, and the poetry of their everyday lives. Cinematographer Peter Matjasko artfully captures the subtleties of the film’s often-muted visual design, creating a world where magic can be found in the mundane.
$12- / General Audiences
$10- / Seniors, Students
$8- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card)
- GERMAN FILM AWARDS, 2018 (Best Leading Actor – Franz Rogowski)
- IFF BERLIN, 2018 (Gilde Award of the Ecumenical Jury)
was born in 1981. He completed his degree in Media and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2011. His award winning films include ES GEHT UNS GUT
(2006), TEENAGE ANGST
(2008), and OF DOGS AND HORSES
(2011) for which he received the German Short Film Award in Gold and the Student-Oscar® in Silver in 2012. His feature film A HEAVY HEART
(2015) received three German Film Awards in 2016. Future projects include the forthcoming feature KRUSO
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