IN THE FADE
Original Title: AUS DEM NICHTS
Running Time: 106min
Film Year: 2017
Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven) boldly navigates the confluence of cultures that comprises contemporary Europe. This new tale of terror and vengeance is just as brilliant as Akin’s previous films—and much more bracing.
Katja (Inglorious Basterds’ Diane Kruger) experiences the unthinkable: her husband, a legal advisor to Germany’s Turkish and Kurdish communities, and her young son are killed in a Neo-Nazi terrorist bombing. As In the Fade draws us ever-deeper into the myriad ways that the legal system fails Katja, our heartbroken heroine takes justice into her own hands.
Akin tackles the boggling complexities of modern violence with intelligence and focus. Kruger, meanwhile, is an actress of astonishing emotional dexterity, and In the Fade pushes her—and her character—to new limits. –Jaie Laplante
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Director: Fatih Akin
Producer: Fatih Akin, Mélita Toscan du Plantier, Marie-Jeanne Pascal
Screenwriter: Fatih Akin, Hark Bohm
Music: Josh Homme
Cinematographer: Rainer Klausmann