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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

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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 (as Samia Chancrin)
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 ... Kommissar Fischer
Angélique Mundt Angélique Mundt ... Kriseninterventionsmitarbeiterin Haus (as Dr. Angélique Mundt)
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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,455, 31 December 2017

Gross USA:

$321,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,104,991
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time that German actress Diane Kruger works with her native language. The first was Inglourious Basterds (2009). See more »

Goofs

In successive body shots, one of Katja Sekerci's tattoos under her right collarbone is missing. See more »

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Katja Sekerci: [attacking Edda in court] Look at me, you cunt! I'll kill you!
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Semi Revenge ******** 8 of 10
25 January 2018 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Here's another unheard of foreign film which, in all likliehood, will stay unheard of, at least in the U.S. It played in 2 theaters in NYC and today is the last day. It contains one of the best performances by an actress I have seen in quite a while - and I saw Frances McDormand in "3 Billboards". Diane Kruger plays a woman whose husband and son are killed in a terrorist bombing. After a period of mourning she is bent on revenge, and she was so good and so convincing in her grief you could almost feel her pain. The other noteworthy performance in the picture - and there are several that are noteworthy - was that of the Defense Attorney, played to perfection by Johannes Kirsch, who summons up all the hatred you can spare.

I guess you'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD, but you won't be disappointed. Foreign films and Indies are the wave of the future, since Hollywood has forfeited its place in the motion picture field. Screenplay and acting win the day - substance over form is the ticket in 2018.


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