After the shy and reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski – Victoria, Happy End) loses his job, he starts to work for a wholesale market. Bruno from the Beverage aisle takes him under his wing, showing him the ropes and patiently teaching him how to operate the fork lift. In the aisles, he meets “Sweets”- Marion (Sandra Hüller, Toni Erdmann) and 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.
"[A] poignant and richly sympathetic film.”
“[W]ith the aid of affecting performances and a good eye for the virtuoso moves of a forklift truck, director Thomas Stuber mines the magical in the mundane.”
"[A] wonderful exploration of how rich and meaningful life can be, even when we are stuck in some of the most ordinary of daily routines. It will break your heart — a few times — but it will definitely leave a smile on your face.”
Official Selection - 2018 Berlin International Film Festival