In the Aisles review – Toni Erdmann star graces engrossing workplace drama

Sandra Hüller shines in an intriguing fable about a giant supermarket, in which she plays a sweet counter manager with a fondness for a forklift driver.Sandra Hüller is the German actress who found world-cinema stardom on account of her performance in the black comedy Toni Erdmann; now she makes a very stylish appearance at the Berlin film festival in this utterly engrossing and richly humane workplace drama In the Aisles, from Thomas Stuber.

Hüller is, of course, excellent.

My only quarrel with the film is that she isn’t in it more.Franz Rogowski (who was in Sebastian Schipper’s one-take robbery thriller Victoria) plays Christian, a quiet, watchful guy who has just started work in a gigantic cash-and-carry megastore.

He mostly works the night-shifts, after the customers have gone home, wheeling motorised pallets and driving forklifts in the aisles, getting crates of food and other things down from

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