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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.

Director:

Fatih Akin

Writers:

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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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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Genres:

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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Germany | France | Italy

Language:

German | Greek | English | Turkish

Release Date:

27 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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In the Fade See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€226,677 (Italy), 18 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$321,011, 5 April 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The final chapter called "the sea" was filmed on Schinias beach at Marathon Athens, Greece. See more »

Quotes

Katja Sekerci: [attacking Edda in court] Look at me, you cunt! I'll kill you!
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Aus dem Nichts: Lacks the shock factor
27 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

In The Fade is a German revenge themed thriller starring Diane Kruger and it's a just barely passable affair.

It tells the story of a woman who loses her husband and six year old son in an explosion. In a state of mourning the investigation begins, but can she trust the justice system?

I like revenge tales but lately they've been missing their mark somewhat and sadly In The Fade is no exception. To make matters worse I don't have the best history with German cinema, I just rarely find myself enjoying their works.

The performances are passable, the plot is generic but okay, the issue is that it's just not got that shock factor. Her husband and son have been blown into dog food sized chunks, why does it not feel appropriately devastating?

For this reason it lacked the required impact, the bleak slow pace did it no favors and the finale was predictable and underwhelming.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda been better.

The Good:

Strong performances

The Bad:

Lacks impact

Bleak and depressing beyond its needs

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

At least 50% of the films budget was spent on cancer sticks


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