In the Fade is an upcoming film about Katja (Diane Kruger), a woman mourning the death of her husband Nuri and their son Rocco in a nail bomb attack. The motives of the targeted attack are unclear. Given Nuri’s past as a drug dealer the killers might be (former) clients or rivals. Nuri’s Kurdish heritage further complicates things as neither neo Nazis nor Germans of Turkish descent are known for their warm feelings towards Kurdish people.
Once the police arrest André and Edda Möller (Ulrich Brandhoff and Hanna Hilsdorf), a German neo Nazi couple, things seem to be working out for Katja. During the trial, Katja quickly realizes she won’t find justice for her husband and son in the courtroom. As she sets out to investigate the bombing her world starts to spiral out of control.
In the Fade has received impressive plaudits thus far, Diane Kruger took home the Best Actress trophy at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and the film has been chosen to represent Germany in the Best Foreign Language Film contest leading up to the 90th Academy Awards. It will be interesting to see whether In the Fade will do well at the ceremony.
In a post-Weinstein world, the Academy could be looking for a film about a strong woman to prove its liberal bona fides, especially since everyone now knows they have endured the actions of numerous known predators in their midst for years. Fatih Akin‘s recent participation in an award season Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview seems to suggest the film has been noticed in Hollywood.
In the Fade is directed by Fatih Akin and stars Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, and others. It will be released in the U.S. on December 27th, 2017 with an as of yet unknown U.K. release date. For international release dates, click here.
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