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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.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Thomas Stuber
Screenplay Clemens Meyer, Thomas Stuber
Cinematography Peter Matjasko
Cast Franz Rogowski, Sandra Hüller, Peter Kurth
Producers Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Co-Producers Undine Filter, Thomas Král, Martin Frühmorgen
Production Company Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, in co-production with Rotor Film, DEPARTURES Film/Leipzig
Runtime 125 min
Format DCP, color
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2018 (In Competition), Hong Kong 2018, Moscow 2018, Ankara 2018, Sydney 2018, Shanghai 2018, Vancouver 2018, BFI London 2018, Mill Valley 2018, Helsinki 2018, Chicago 2018, Athens 2018, Haifa 2018, Busan 2018, Denver 2018, Mumbai 2018, Stockholm 2018, Valladolid 2018, Taipei Golden Horse 2018, Black Nights Tallinn 2018, Goa 2018, Kerala 2018, Havana 2018, Miami 2019, Bengaluru 2019, Cleveland 2019, Seattle 2019
Awards German Film Guild Award & Ecumenical Jury Award Berlin 2018, German Film Award 2018 (Best Leading Actor), Jury Award Best Script & Best Film by the Association of Greek Film Critics Athens 2018, Silver Spike Best Film Valladolid 2018
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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