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 Hüller, 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.
“The magical in the mundane”, Demetrios Matheous - SCREEN DAILY
“A lyrical portrait of emotionally damaged misfits”, Stephen Dalton - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A wonderful exploration of how rich and meaningful life can be”, Thomas Humphrey - SCREEN ANARCHY
“A poignant and richly sympathetic film...a love letter...mysterious and strangely beautiful”, Peter Bradshaw - THE GUARDIAN
See the New York premiere of director Thomas Stuber’s German film In the Aisles at Village East Cinema on Friday, June 14th. For more information on the screening, please visit: IN THE AISLES
Location and time:
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave.
New York, NY, 10003
Friday, June 14, 2019