In the Fade

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film!

Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film! Best Actress—Diane Kruger—Cannes Film Festival! Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. The mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing opens wounds and doubts. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice. “Mr. Akin, whose previous features include the explosive Head-On and the sprawling, wrenching political melodrama The Edge of Heaven, observes his characters and their social environment with a rigorously measured mix of intensity and detachment. Because her husband was a Turkish immigrant and a former drug dealer, the police raise the specters of Islamist terrorism and gang activity. Katja is adamant: “Nazis killed my husband.” She has the grim satisfaction of being right”—A.O. Scott, NY Times. “Akin holds nothing back, and Kruger, starring in a German film for the first time in her career, brings the grief and anger and pain to life—never overdoing any of it, yet refusing to submerge it.”—Village Voice. In German with English subtitles. Rated R. 106 min.