On 12 September 2018 at 7.30pm, ANU Film Group and the German Embassy Canberra will present In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) at the Coombs Theatre in Canberra.
Katja (Diane Kruger) finds her life turned upside down when her Kurdish husband Nuri (Numan Acar) and son Rocco are both killed in a vicious bomb attack. After an investigation that initially focuses on Nuri’s past as a drug dealer, the police find two new suspects in neo-Nazi couple André and Edda Möller.
The evidence is airtight and the Möllers are brought to court where Katja hopes to finally receive justice for her family – but a twist in the proceedings leaves her shocked and devastated. Having lost faith in the legal system, Katja sets out to seek justice for her family on her own terms.
Director Fatih Akin’s thriller is loosely based on the real-life murders of nine migrant citizens at the hands of a national-socialist group in Germany between 2000 and 2006. After spending time in Hollywood making movies like Troy and Inglourious Basterds, Kruger returns to Germany for In the Fade, delivering a remarkable performance that won Best Actress at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. And it’s not hard to see why, with her portrayal of Katja carrying the film to critical success both in Germany and internationally.
Starring actress Diane Kruger in an award-winning performance as Katja, a devoted mother and wife who transitions from bereaved widow to fierce avenger in the course of the story, Fatih Akin's crime drama brilliantly focuses on the psychological effects of the case on his protagonists rather than on the investigative aspects it involves.
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