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FILM OPENS: August 02, 2019

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When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, BABYLON BERLIN), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his charming but mysterious co-worker “Sweets Marion” (Sandra Huller, TONI ERDMANN), with whom he begins to share flirtatious break room coffees and conversations. But Marion has secrets of her own and when she suddenly goes on sick leave, Christian is tempted to fall into habits of his dark past. An affecting and bittersweet glimpse into the shared connections of a motley group of workers, IN THE AISLES quietly celebrates the beauty in the day-to-day and the collective pride we take in our jobs with dark humor and nuance.

  • Director: Thomas Stuber
  • Country: Germany
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 02:05:27
  • imdb Score: 6.9/10 (2,758 votes)
  • Language: German
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Henning Peker
"Stuber, who wrote the screenplay with Clemens Meyer (based on Meyer’s short story), is adept at evoking both the ache of unanswered longing and the tiny promise of redemption that flickers still within the human spirit, even when crushed under the weight of soulless drudgery."
Michael O'Sullivan - WASHINGTON POST

"While Stuber’s film acknowledges the soul-sucking nature of these colorless environs — at times, the enormous yet empty aisles resemble a ripe setting of an after-hours zombie apocalypse — the filmmaker loves his characters so much that he can’t help but prioritize their humanity that rises above the surface of it all."
Tomris Laffly - ROGEREBERT.COM

"A lovely German elegy to the nobility of work and the family we create while working. It’s a quiet, insightful idyll set in the world of modern retail, seen from the ground level — literally."
Roger Moore - MOVIE NATION

"IN THE AISLES is a poignant and richly sympathetic film."
Peter Bradshaw - THE GUARDIAN

AWARDS

Athens Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Screenplay and Director

Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Best Director

German Film Awards 2018
Best Actor

Napoli Film Festival 2018
Best Film

FESTIVALS

Sydney Film Festival 2018

Stockholm Int'l Film Festival 2018

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2018

Seattle Int'l Film Festival 2019

German Film Festival 2018

Athens Film Festival 2018

Wiosna Filmów 2018

Galway Film Fleadh 2018

Vukovar Film Festival 2018

Festival des deutschen Films: Horizonte 2019