In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts)


Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 5:45 PM
Century Larkspur 3 Sun, Oct 15, 2017 5:45 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:106 min.
Director:Fatih Akin
Producer:Fatih Akin
Screenwriter:Fatih Akin
Hark Bohm
Cinematographer:Rainer Klausmann
Editor:Andrew Bird
Cast:Diane Kruger
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Note Writer:Lucia Proctor-Bonbright


Diane Kruger shines in her first German-language film as Katja, a woman living in Hamburg with her Turkish husband, Nuri, and their six-year-old son. Their connection is profound, passionate, and steady. But then, tragedy strikes. An act of xenophobic violence tears her life apart, and she must face prejudice and ignorance in order to find the truth and ensure justice is served. Director Fatih Akin (Head-On, MVFF 2004) crafts a drama in three chapters that skillfully follows Katja on her rollercoaster journey. Kruger’s raw performance as a complicated and simultaneously fierce and wounded woman won her Best Actress at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and ensures that the audience stays with her every step of the way. With all the suspense of a thriller and a career-high performance from Kruger, this movie rends its broad political themes deeply personal and relatable. In the Fade is a timely tale of how we cope when the unimaginable happens.

In association with Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.