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In den Gängen

In the Aisles

Fabian Maubach (Producer), Jochen Laube (Producer), Franz Rogowski (Actor), Thomas Stuber (Director, Screenwriter), Sandra Hüller (Actress), Peter Kurth (Actor)

Moderation: Anatol Weber

Press Conference at full length
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Christian is new to the superstore. He mutely plunges into this unknown universe: the endless aisles, the eternal order of the warehouses, the surreal mechanicisms of the forklift trucks. His colleague Bruno from the drinks department takes him under his wing, showing him all the tricks of the trade and soon becomes a fatherly friend. Marion from the confectionary department likes to have a bit of a laugh and a joke with Christian. When he falls in love with her, the entire warehouse is rooting for him. But Marion is married, albeit unhappily by all accounts. All of a sudden she goes on sick leave. Christian falls into a deep hole, so deep in fact, that his miserable old life threatens to engulf him once more.
In his film In den Gängen Thomas Stuber opens a window on the world of an ordinary worker in the east German provinces. A choreography of people and things, reality, desires and dreams unfolds in precisely framed images. The everyday is transformed into a magical realism which transcends this tender love story to point tentatively towards the concept of hope.

Thomas Stuber

Germany 2018


125’ · Colour

World premiere


Franz Rogowski (Christian)
Sandra Hüller (Marion)
Peter Kurth (Bruno)
Andreas Leupold (Rudi)
Michael Specht (Paletten-Klaus)
Ramona Kunze-Libnow (Irina)
Henning Peker (Wolfgang)
Steffen Scheumann (Norbert)
Matthias Brenner (Jürgen)
Gerdy Zint (Tino)


Thomas Stuber
Clemens Meyer, Thomas Stuber
Peter Matjasko
Kaya Inan
Sound Design
Kai Tebbel
Christoph Schilling
Production Design
Jenny Roesler
Juliane Maier, Christian Röhrs
Hanna Hackbeil
Assistant Director
Meno Sellschopp 
Anja Dihrberg, Karen Wendland
Line Producer
Michael Jungfleisch, Sophie Cocco
Production Manager
Jörg Lassak
Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Martin Frühmorgen, Undine Filter, Thomas Král
Rotor Film, Potsdam
Departures Film, Leipzig


Thomas Stuber

Born in Leipzig, Germany in 1981, after gaining work experience in the film industry he studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2004 to 2011. His short film Es geht uns gut won a development award from the Baden-Württemberg film industry in 2006. His feature film Teenage Angst screened in the 2008 Perspektive Deutsches Kino. In 2011, Von Hunden und Pferden was nominated for the First Steps Award, won the German Short Film Award and, in 2012, a Student Academy Award in Silver. His film Herbert premiered in Toronto in 2015 and won the German Film Award in Silver in 2016.


2006 Es geht uns gut; short film 2008 Teenage Angst 2011 Von Hunden und Pferden 2015 Herbert · Tatort: Verbrannt 2016 Ein Mann unter Verdacht 2017 Kruso 2018 In den Gängen (In the Aisles)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

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Sommerhaus Filmproduktion

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