Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival
Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes
An edge-of-seat thriller. Diane Kruger is superb.
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In the Fade


Presented with the cooperation of the Goethe-Institut.

Celebrated Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin (HEAD ON, SOUL KITCHEN, THE EDGE OF HEAVEN) returned to Cannes earlier this year with IN THE FADE, a gritty thriller set in contemporary Hamburg, earning Diane Kruger the Best Actress Award for her riveting performance as a grief-stricken woman who takes revenge for the death of her son and husband in a Neo-Nazi terrorist bombing. The film is now Germany’s Official Oscar® Entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category and recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival as a Special Presentation.

Tattooed, street-smart Katja, her ex-con Kurdish-German husband Nuri, and their young bespectacled violin-playing son Rocco might seem at first glance like an atypical family, but in a few short scenes we come to understand the messy and beautiful reality of their life. So when sudden tragedy strikes in the form of a bombing, the impact is all the more profound. Katja now finds herself alone, facing grief and menacing probing from authorities and family alike. Seeking relief, she turns to drugs and the thought of what her husband might do in her place. Wrestling between fragile moments of self-destruction and those of unwavering commitment to avenging the death of her family, Katja’s love for Nuri and Rocco is never far away – and neither is her pain.

Akin’s tightly crafted script complements IN THE FADE’s sobering color palette, while cinematographer Rainer Klausmann’s emotive images reflect Katja’s evolving mood. Acting in her native German, and in her first German production, Kruger delivers a fearless, gut-wrenching and award-winning performance that will surely be talked about in the months to come.

“An edge-of-seat thriller. Diane Kruger is superb.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“Akin holds nothing back.” – Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“Diane Kruger offers her strongest performance yet.” – Ben Croll, The Wrap

Played at

Monica Film Center, 2.02.18 - 2.08.18
Music Hall, 1.26.18 - 2.01.18
Playhouse 7, 1.05.18 - 1.11.18
Town Center 5, 1.05.18 - 1.11.18
Royal, 12.27.17 - 1.25.18
Rated R This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English, German, Greek

Director: Fatih Akin
Cast: Denis Moschitto, Diane Kruger, Johannes Krisch, Numan Acar

  • Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes
FEATURED REVIEW: Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"In the Fade" does not tell a happy story, not even close. But it is a powerful film, one of the nine shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, and it is elevated, as it would need to be, by Diane Kruger's superb performance in the central role. An international star and ...