In the Aisles (In den Gängen)

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A gently beguiling workplace romance with real heart, In the Aisles elevates its relatable story with a pair of outstanding lead performances.



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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 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.


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  • A good cast tries hard, but for a story that finds its origin in short fiction, there's no excuse for letting this run on for over two hours.

    Jul 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Like a humble gift, "In the Aisles" makes up for its lack of opulence with quotidian magic.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The stars, it must be said, are slightly more interesting than the characters, which is another way of saying Rogowski and Huller amplify what's there on the page.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Stuber... 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.

    Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There is a gentle, fable-like aura in Thomas Stuber's In The Aisles, which finds beauty and glimmers of hope in the drab and mind-numbingly symmetrical corridors of a German wholesale supermarket.

    Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Imagine a Kaurismaki with less humor and a slower pace, and you'll have a sense of how singular yet insubstantial "In the Aisles" ultimately appears.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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