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In the Fade

2017 – 106 minutes.

Katja’s life collapses when her husband and young son are killed in a bomb attack. She is determined to find justice, either inside or outside of the courtroom. Aus dem Nichts – both a courtroom drama and a revenge story – won the 2018 Golden Globe for best foreign film.

A shocking tale about the search for justice and revenge. When her Kurdish husband Nuri and her young son Rocco are killed in a nail bomb attack in Hamburg, Katja’s life is destroyed. While she grieves, the police bombard her with questions. Was it a terrorist attack, was it crime-related? Were the perpetrators Nazi’s or Turks? Did it have anything to do with Nuri’s previous life as a drug dealer?

When two suspects are arrested and the court trial begins, Katja has to face the people she is certain killed her husband and child. Katja, intensely played by Diane Kruger, is determined to have justice done, either inside or outside of the courtroom. Aus dem Nichts is both a courtroom drama and a thrilling revenge story, and its shocking conclusion resonates strongly. The film, by German-born director of Turkish origin Fatih Akin (Gegen die Wand, The Edge of Heaven), won the 2018 Golden Globe for best foreign film.

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Themes
Crime, Democracy and justice
Age rating
12
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
Director
Fatih Akin
Country
Germany
Type
Fiction
Duration
106 minutes
Year
2017