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  • Katja (Diane Kruger) lives a life of relative tranquility in Hamburg, Germany, in love with her ex-con husband and besotted with their six-year-old son. When an act of domestic terrorism wrenches away everything Katja holds dear, she finds herself on a stunned path of grieving, tormented investigation and justice by any means necessary. German-Turkish auteur Fatih Akin brilliantly charges the complex narrative down its harrowing course, while Kruger, in ripped jeans and sporting a samurai tattoo, gives a career-topping performance filled with raw anguish and slow-burning resilience. IN THE FADE is a portrait of loss and the repetitive nature of violence, but it’s also a film that is startlingly relevant to our times. – Beth Hanna

  • Born in Hamburg, Germany, Fatih Akin studied at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. After directing several short films, he made his feature film debut with SHORT SHARP SHOCK (1998). His subsequent feature HEAD-ON (AFI FEST 2004) received worldwide acclaim and the Berlin International Film Festival's prestigious Golden Bear. IN THE FADE premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

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