The joys and sorrows of human life unfold against the backdrop of a giant supermarket. Award winner of the Ecumenic (Christian) Jury and German Art House Guild at Berlinale 2018.
Christian, a young man living a hard life, begins to work at a supermarket. He is designated to work at the drinks section. He makes friends with his boss and falls in love with Marion from the confectionary section. Around them there are customers dropping in and lining up at the cash desks, constantly loading and unloading goods, employees leaving for five-minute smoke breaks, and different departments picking quarrels with each other. It would be easy to call In the Aisles a German version of an industrial drama, but the director Thomas Stuber points out the secret poetry of everyday life: the hypermarket daily routine, which serves as a background for the characters' lives, turns out to be beautiful and mysterious in the director’s view. Even though all this might seem quite mundane to a total stranger, it takes just a little effort to notice how gracious elevators move to Strauss waltzes, while their noise resembles some faraway sea.
The screening is organized together with KinoPoisk.
In the Aisles
Director Thomas Stuber
Germany, 2018, 125 minutes, 16+