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Sunday 16th September 5:00 PM

In The Fade (Aus dem nichts)

Director: Fatih Akin Country: Germany
Cert: 18 Year: 2017 Length: 106 mins Language: German/Turkish/Greek
In The Fade

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Audience Reaction

Score: 89.01% Attendance: 121





Prepare yourself to be sad, angry and thrilled all at once... Katja is a loving wife and mother. Life is looking better and better for her family as both parents recover from drug addiction and become good citizens, when both her husband and son are killed in a bomb blast.

Katja is devastated, failing to hold herself together as the crime is investigated. The police think it is drug related, but could it be something a lot worse? And how will Katja cope if those to blame are not caught and punished?... There are effectively three parts to this film; the crime, the trial and the post-trial, all of which hang on Katja and, specifically, on the acting of Diane Kruger who plays her. In a film that has itself won many awards for Best Foreign Film, including the Golden Globe in USA, Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival, and huge praise from every reviewer I can find.


open_quote Kruger is at the centre of almost every scene... It’s a mercurial performance, subtly modulated...the inarguable power of Kruger’s performance remains an open-and-shut case close_quote Mark Kermode, Observer

open_quote Scene by scene, she’s riveting... Through action, inaction and second thoughts in (the) finale, she goes through all these agonies in virtual silence, and still seems a remarkably legible figure close_quote Tim Robey, Telegraph

open_quote If you’ve only ever seen Kruger in 'Troy', 'the National Treasure' series or even 'Inglourious Basterds', nothing will prepare you for what she brings to 'In The Fade'... she gives the film a real and raw potency, by turns bruised and vulnerable, then angry and resolute close_quote Ian Freer, Empire



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