In the Fade 18+
South Australian Premiere
Diane Kruger is unforgettable in a drama about justice and revenge.
Racial and religious tensions propel the new work by award-winning German-Turkish filmmaker Faith Akin (Head-On, 2004; The Edge of Heaven, 2007). German woman Katja is happily married to Turkish immigrant Nuri. A bomb blast kills Nuri and the couple’s son. When Neo-Nazis are arrested the case seems closed. It’s not. Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes for her powerhouse performance as the shattered Katja. It’s a compelling and intelligent examination of the hazy line between justice and revenge.
Director Fatih Akin | Screenwriter Fatih Akin | Composer Josh Homme | Cinematographer Rainer Klausmann | Editor Andrew Bird | Cast Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch
Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Turkish immigrants. He studied at the University of Fine Arts. After making two short films, he achieved his breakthrough in 1998 with his debut feature Short Sharp Shock. It was followed by the road movie In July with Moritz Bleibtreu and Christiane Paul, as well as the documentary I Think about Germany: We Forgot to Go Back about his parents’ immigration story. His 2002 feature Solino tells the story of an Italian immigrant family in Germany.
His international breakthrough came with Head-On winner of the Golden Bear, as well as the German and European Film Award. He documented the diversity of the Istanbul music scene in Crossing the Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul.