22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025
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Closing film: In den Gängen (In the Aisles) + presentation of awards

Thomas Stuber

The closing event of the 10th. LICHTER Filmfestival starts at 7 pm. The best regional feature and short films will receive a prize, as well as the international feature film.

When forklift trucks dance the waltz… An East German romance in post-DEFA style based on a short story by Clemens Meyer from Leipzig. Finally, a feature film about completely common people. Working hard in a supermarket with attached warehouse. The sea is there and there is Siberia. Meyer knows what he is writing about: he himself has worked as a forklift driver. The story: “Newbie” Christian needs to learn the ropes first; Marion from the sweets section introduces him to the secrets of the job. But she keeps a secret herself. Thomas Stuber’s lyrical love affair about two who have lost at the German reunification, received the awards of the Ecumenical Jury and the Guild of German Cinematics on this year’s Berlinale; it is nominated for the German Film Award.

In den Gängen is a melancholic love story, carefully observed and fantastically casted. For fans of Andreas Dresen’s films. 

The Hessische Rundfunk is involved as coproducer.

Jessica Kiang of Variety thinks that one could watch Sandra Hüller and Franz Rogowski forever as they take timid looks at each other, with their sometimes serious, from time to time also joyful or roguish eyes. 

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Direction Thomas Stuber
Year GER 2018
Duration 125 min
Language German OV
Production Jochen Laube, MDR
Cast Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski et al
Camera Peter Matjasko
Script Clemens Meyer
Editing Kaja Inan

Hessian premiere

Future German Cinema