19. Februar 2018

BERLIN, GERMANY (February 19, 2018) – Beta Cinema has announced today that Music Box Films acquired all US rights to Student Academy Award winner Thomas Stuber’s IN THE AISLES.

The film stars Berlinale Shooting star Franz Rogowski (Transit, Victoria, Happy End, Radegund), European Film Award Winner Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) and Peter Kurth (Babylon Berlin, A Heavy Heart). The Berlinale competition entry celebrates its world premiere on Friday, Feb 23 rd.

After the shy and reclusive Christian (Rogowski) loses his job, he starts to work for a wholesale market. Bruno from the Beverage aisle (Kurth) 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 li . In the aisles he meets “Sweets”-Marion (Hüller). 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 lifs and stacking shelves mean much more to him than meets the eye.

Sommerhaus Filmproduktion’s Jochen Laube and Fabian Maubach co-produced IN THE AISLES with MDR, ARTE, SWR, HR, Departures Film and Rotor Film.

Music Box Films President William Schopf:  "Director Thomas Stuber has created a microcosm of the world populated by universally recognizable workers finding pride, meaning, friendship and love at their big box store. We are proud to introduce the philosophers and workers of the United States to this unique film.”

“We feel in very good hands and it is great to see Bill and Brian believing so strongly in this gem under the rock,” stated Beta Cinema’s CEO Dirk Schuerhoff, who negotiated the deal for the film. 

For further information:
Beta Cinema Press, Dorothee Stoewahse, + 49 170 63 84 627,

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