With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.
Katja's (Diane Kruger) had met Turkish-born Kurdish Nuri Sekerci (Numan Acar) when she bought hashish from him during her student days. They got married when he was still in prison, although their parents were against the marriage. Since her son Rocco (Rafael Santana) is born, Nuri is no longer working as a drug dealer, because he studied business administration in prison and now runs a translation and tax office in Hamburg. One day Rocco and Nuri are killed by a nail bomb, which was deposited in front of the office. This has shredded everything. Because her husband was in prison for drug possession, the police investigated in the red light district. The investigators do not see that the tracks point in a completely different direction. Then they happen to be the real killers on the net. The main suspects are the neo-Nazi spouses André (Ulrich Brandhoff) and Edda Möller (Hanna Hilsdorf). But the trial is developing differently than Katja had hoped. Although her lawyer Danilo (Denis ...Written by
In The Fade is a German revenge themed thriller starring Diane Kruger and it's a just barely passable affair.
It tells the story of a woman who loses her husband and six year old son in an explosion. In a state of mourning the investigation begins, but can she trust the justice system?
I like revenge tales but lately they've been missing their mark somewhat and sadly In The Fade is no exception. To make matters worse I don't have the best history with German cinema, I just rarely find myself enjoying their works.
The performances are passable, the plot is generic but okay, the issue is that it's just not got that shock factor. Her husband and son have been blown into dog food sized chunks, why does it not feel appropriately devastating?
For this reason it lacked the required impact, the bleak slow pace did it no favors and the finale was predictable and underwhelming.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda been better.
Bleak and depressing beyond its needs
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
At least 50% of the films budget was spent on cancer sticks
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