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In the Aisles (2018)

In den Gängen (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 June 2019 (USA)
Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.

Director:

Thomas Stuber

Writers:

Clemens Meyer (short story), Clemens Meyer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sandra Hüller ... Marion Koch
Franz Rogowski ... Christian Gruvert
Peter Kurth ... Bruno
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Wolfgang
Ramona Kunze-Libnow Ramona Kunze-Libnow ... Irina
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Tino
Matthias Brenner Matthias Brenner ... Jürgen
Sascha Nathan Sascha Nathan ... Johnny
Clemens Meyer Clemens Meyer ... Marions Mann
Michael Specht Michael Specht ... Paletten-Klaus
Andreas Leupold Andreas Leupold ... Rudi
Steffen Scheumann Steffen Scheumann ... Norbert
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Storyline

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 fork lift. 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 fork lifts and stacking shelves mean much more to him than meets the eye. Written by Beta Film GmbH

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Aisles See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$922, 16 June 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$922, 16 June 2019
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Original literary source: "In den Gängen", taken from the book "Die Nacht, die Lichter", written by Clemens Meyer, published by S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt-am-Main, 12-2-2008, 272 pp., ISBN: 978-3100486611. See more »


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Text and music by Son Lux (as Ryan Lott)
Performed by Son Lux
(from the album "Lantern" published on 29-10-2013)
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I want to work with them "In the Aisles".
2 December 2018 | by MplusA92See all my reviews

This movie has a unique nature, it will move your mood to a different level ,it will ring a lot of bills and it will make you wonder a lot about life.

It starts with a beautiful "Johann Strauss" music, then we will be taken into a journey between the aisles of a supermarket, this journey starts with the process of hiring a new employee "Christian", then the events follow to know more about the routine of the employees and their habits during different occasions.

The performance of the actors is the best here, they look as normal people we see everyday, their reactions are normal or not cinematic so they give you the feeling that anyone of us can be in their places.

The background of each character is introduced in a simple way, and to a sufficient extent.

Most of the events happen in the supermarket, but there are some external scenes. However you may wish that all the events remain in the aisles as they have a unique magic that attracts you.

The movie has a message about life that is delivered in a very simple way, but not all of people may catch it in the first time.

The directing added a lot to the nature of the movie, there's a great attention to details and this is clear in the connection between the final scene and the scene in the 9th minute.

Finally, if you ever wondered about the life of people in IKEA or any supermarket, then this movie is recommended for you. You may feel it's elongated as two hours movie, but you may wish if it could stay more. It's not boring and rewatchable.


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