In the Fade (Aus dem Nicts)

2017 | Germany, France | R | 106 min.


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Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:106 min.
Production Country:Germany
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fatih Akin
Produced by:Ann-Kristin Homann
Nurhan Sekerci-Porst
Fatih Akin
Herman Weigel
Screenwriter:Fatih Akin
Cinematography:Rainer Klausmann
Editing By:Andrew Bird
Cast:Diane Kruger
Denis Moschitto
Johannes Krisch
Samia Chancrin


It’s no surprise that Diane Kruger (National Treasure) won Best Actress at Cannes for her career-best performance as Katja, a German woman who loses her Middle-Eastern immigrant husband and young son to a horrific act of white supremacist terrorism. We see Katja traverse stages of grief—from crippling immobility to drug addiction to plots of revenge—in ways that feel hauntingly authentic. At a time when both white nationalism and the failures of the justice system are in the news seemingly every day, In the Fade couldn’t possibly feel more timely. And just like current news headlines, we realize this film won’t exactly add any pep to your step, but what this 2018 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film will do is wrench your heart and powerfully challenge your notions of forgiveness. One of the best films of the year!