In den Gängen

In den Gängen (In the aisles in the english version) is a 2018 German drama film directed by Thomas Stuber.  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.In the Aisles is a movie on that overwhelmingly important but rarely filmed subject: work. We behave as if the workplace is somehow not real to us, and that hearth and home is where our authentic experience and identity are to be found.The functional, unpersonalised area of office or factory or shopfloor is where many or most spend their days, and some people, perhaps particularly men, are not-so-secretly in love with the workplace as an arena of freedom, where the messy entanglements of domestic life can be left behind. And we can spend years, and decades, in intimate proximity with certain people, working alongside them, and yet not have the smallest idea what their home lives are like and what they are like when they are at home; and might moreover come to realise that we are an enigma to our co-workers and even ourselves. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. At Berlin it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury award.

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