In the Aisles (In den Gangen)



Century Larkspur 3 Tue, Oct 9 8:45 PM
Rafael 2 Fri, Oct 12 12:15 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:125 min.
Director:Thomas Stuber
Producer:Jochen Laube
Fabian Laubach
Screenwriter:Clemens Meyer
Thomas Stuber
Cinematographer:Peter Matjasko
Editor:Kaya Inan
Cast:Franz Rogowski
Sandra Hüller
Peter Kurth
Henning Peker
Matthias Brenner
Print Source:Music Box Films
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


Gentle comedy and touching melancholia suffuse this nuanced exploration of affection and camaraderie in the workplace. When the heavily tattooed Christian (Franz Rogowski, Transit, MVFF 2018) gets a job at the local warehouse supermarket, little does he know about the lessons in love, friendship, and forklift operation that will ensue. One day in the break room, he meets Marion (Sandra Hüller, the sublime star of Toni Erdmann, MVFF 2016) and is immediately smitten. But Marion has a complicated home life, and their romance progresses less smoothly than Christian's aptitude with a forklift. Never rushing the plot, In the Aisles carefully tracks the couple’s relationship alongside a perfectly thought-out presentation of workplace life and personalities. Though the store itself is described as bereft of daylight, Stuber's film offers an unforgettable group of characters who may not have found their dream job, but who nevertheless try to find ways to make each day brighter.

Additional Information

Thomas Stuber was born in 1981 in Leipzig, Germany and completed his degree in Media and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2011. His first feature film, Teenage Angst, was invited to Perspektive Deutsches Kino at Berlinale in 2008 and won the German Young Talent Award at the Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival. His second feature, A Heavy Heart, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the German Film Award in Silver in 2016. His latest film, In the Aisles, premiered in competition at Berlinale in 2018.