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In the Fade (2017)

Aus dem Nichts (original title)
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Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

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Fatih Akin

Writers:

Fatih Akin (written for screen by), Hark Bohm (author) (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Numan Acar ... Nuri Sekerci
Adam Bousdoukos ... Knacki
Diane Kruger ... Katja Sekerci
Denis Moschitto ... Danilo Fava
Samia Muriel Chancrin ... Birgit
Torsten Lemke Torsten Lemke ... Standesbeamter
Rafael Santana Rafael Santana ... Rocco Sekerci
Cem Akin Cem Akin ... Kunde im Büro
Hanna Hilsdorf ... Edda Möller
Anke Opp Anke Opp ... Streifenpolizistin an Tatort
Ina Neerfeld Ina Neerfeld ... Kriseninterventionsmitarbeiterin Turnhalle
Laurens Walter ... Komissar Fischer
Dr.Angélique Miundt Dr.Angélique Miundt ... Kriseninterventionsmitarbeiterin Haus
Karin Neuhäuser Karin Neuhäuser ... Annemarie
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Michi
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Storyline

Katja's (Diane Kruger) had met Turkish-born Kurdish Nuri Sekerci (Numan Acar) when she bought hashish from him during her student days. They got married when he was still in prison, although their parents were against the marriage. Since her son Rocco (Rafael Santana) is born, Nuri is no longer working as a drug dealer, because he studied business administration in prison and now runs a translation and tax office in Hamburg. One day Rocco and Nuri are killed by a nail bomb, which was deposited in front of the office. This has shredded everything. Because her husband was in prison for drug possession, the police investigated in the red light district. The investigators do not see that the tracks point in a completely different direction. Then they happen to be the real killers on the net. The main suspects are the neo-Nazi spouses André (Ulrich Brandhoff) and Edda Möller (Hanna Hilsdorf). But the trial is developing differently than Katja had hoped. Although her lawyer Danilo (Denis ... Written by lament

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some disturbing images, drug use, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | Greek | English | Turkish

Release Date:

27 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Fade See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Gross USA:

$321,011, 5 April 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The final chapter called "the sea" was filmed on Schinias beach at Marathon Athens, Greece. See more »

Quotes

Katja Sekerci: [attacking Edda in court] Look at me, you cunt! I'll kill you!
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »

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More than nothing
28 March 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Fatih Akin doesn't need to prove he knows how to direct or that he is a capable director. But if you need another example here it is. One might say he gets back to his roots or rather his first film somewhat with this. But with the spin that he concentrates on the female perspective. You could also argue that the male might come from that world he created with his first movie (which some may argue is his "Mean Streets" - except he didn't stay in that genre).

Diane Kruger is really exceptional in this and very close to real life. So you won't see any over the top and unbelievable stuff happening here. And it all leads to an ending that will either satisfy you or leave quite empty and maybe annoyed. It is tough to please everyone of course, but if you like slow burning drama with thriller elements in it, this is really good. Devastating and painful, but good ...


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