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.
THOMAS STUBER was born in 1981 in Leipzig and completed his degree in Media and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2011. With the short film ES GEHT UNS GUT he won the Young Talent Award of the Film Industry in Baden-Württemberg in 2006. His first feature film TEENAGE ANGST was invited to the Berlinale/Perspektive Deutsches Kino in 2008 and won the German Young Talent Award at the Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival. In 2011 his short film OF DOGS AND HORSES was nominated for the First Steps Award. It won the German Short Film Award in Gold and won the Student-Oscar® in Silver in 2012. His feature film A HEAVY HEART premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the German Film Award in Silver in 2016. His latest film, IN THE AISLES, premieres in Competition at the Berlinale 2018.