In the Fade. Sobering German film

I am watching the gripping, intense and ultimately sad German film In the Fade.  The story of a young mother whose Turkish husband and six year old son are assassinated by Nazis in Hamburg.  The acting is very personal and effective. The courtroom scenes illuminating the German justice system are fascinating. The ferocity with which the main character seeks justice is intense.

In the Fade (GermanAus dem Nichts) is a 2017 German drama film written and directed by Fatih Akin. It stars Diane Kruger as a German woman whose husband and son are killed in a terrorist attack perpetrated by neo-Nazis. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where Kruger won the Best Actress award. It was selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, making the December shortlist,  but it was ultimately not nominated. It did, however, win the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In the Fade II 4.10.2019

Photo above – Two Neo Nazis accused of murder and their lawyers.


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