In the Aisles (In den Gängen)
Director: Thomas Stuber
Section: World Cinema
Country: Germany | Year: 2018
Language(s): German | Time: 125 mins
After the shy and reclusive Christian loses his job, he starts to work for a wholesale market. Bruno from the beverage aisle takes him under his wing and quickly becomes a fatherly friend to him. He shows him the ropes and patiently teaches him how to operate the forklift. In the aisles he meets “Sweets”-Marion. He is instantly smitten by her mysterious charm. The coffee machine becomes their regular meeting point, and the two start to get to know each other. But Marion is married and Christian’s feelings for her seem to remain unrequited, especially when Marion does not return to work one day. Christian slowly becomes a member of the wholesale market family and his days of driving forklifts and stacking shelves mean much more to him than meets the eye.
Thomas Stuber is a German filmmaker. His first feature film, Teenage Angst (2008), premiered at the Berlinale. His next feature film, A Heavy Heart (2015), won the German Film Award in Silver in 2016. His latest film, In the Aisles, premiered in Competition at the Berlinale.