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Featuring brilliantly understated performances from two of Germany’s most acclaimed actors, award-winning Berlin Film Festival standout In the Aisles is an instant classic workplace romance and one of 2018’s most pleasurable arthouse discoveries. When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, Transit) takes a job working the night shift at an East German 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 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 reconnect with the dark past he left behind. 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, nuance and low-key grace.
Director Thomas Stuber | 2018 | In German with English subtitles | 125 minutes | NR | DCP