In the Aisles (In den Gängen) Reviews

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June 14, 2019
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.
June 13, 2019
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.
October 10, 2018
Stuber refuses to allow any action his protagonist Christian (Franz Rogowski) takes to truly go anywhere.
February 24, 2018
A lyrical portrait of emotionally damaged misfits sharing a soulless working environment in contemporary East Germany, In the Aisles is full of tender observation and humane empathy for its downtrodden protagonists.
February 24, 2018
We could spend forever watching two such interesting actors as Hüller and Rogowski glimmer at each other, his bashful hopefulness meeting her considering eyes, which are strangely serious however merry or mischievous her expression.
June 15, 2019
In the Aisles takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of people who seem destined to hover on the periphery and highlights the beauty to be found there if one bothers to look.
June 14, 2019
The deliberately paced film rewards patience with sharp performances, sprinkled moments of lighthearted charm, and an intimate glimpse into how these opposites attract.
May 29, 2019
A metaphorical, muted lyrical elegy of unrelieved despair in the Kafkaesque catacombs of global capitalism, somewhere in the former GDR following German reunification - and the concurrent disappearance of a collective trucker brotherhood under socialism.
May 23, 2019
A lovely, understated elegy to the nobility of work and the "family" we make while working.
April 12, 2019
A precious film about the here and now that still looks to the past. [Full Review in Spanish]
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