Aus dem Nichts

Winner of Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival

In the Fade - Aus dem Nichts

Directed by Fatih Akın

Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar

2017 / 105 min. / In German with English subtitles

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial of the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice. 

In the Fade received the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Best Actress award for Diane Kruger at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Golden Globe Awards, USA (2018): Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
  • Cannes Film Festival, France (2017): Best Actress (Diane Kruger)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, USA (2018): Critics Choice Award
  • New York Film Critics, Online (2017): Best Foreign Language Film
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, USA (2017): Best Foreign Film
  • Bambi Awards, Germany (2017): Special Award
  • Online Film & Television Association (2018)
  • North Texas Film Critics Association, USA (2018)
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, USA (2017)
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle, USA (2017)
  • Satellite Awards, USA (2017)
  • Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association Awards, USA (2017)
  • Denver International Film Festival, USA (2017)
  • Vukovar Film Festival, USA (2017)
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards, USA (2017)
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2017)


Fatih AkinFatih Akın (Hamburg, Germany, 1973) is the son of Turkish immigrants. He studied at the University of Fine Arts. After making two short films, he achieved his breakthrough in 1998 with his debut feature Short Sharp Shock. It was followed by the road movie In July with Moritz Bleibtreu and Christiane Paul, as well as the documentary I Think about Germany: We Forgot to Go Back about his parents’ immigration story. His 2002 feature Solino tells the story of an Italian immigrant family in Germany. His international breakthrough came with Head-On, winner of the Golden Bear, as well as the German and European Film Award. He documented the diversity of the Istanbul music scene in Crossing the Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul. His 2007 feature The Edge of Heaven won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes. The following year, he directed an episode for the compilation film New York, I Love You. In his comedy Soul Kitchen, he created a monument to his hometown and won the Special Jury Prize in Venice. For his documentary Polluting Paradise, Akın followed the environmental damage in the Turkish village of his ancestors for many years. His 2014 feature The Cut premiered at the Venice Film Festival. His new feature In The Fade, starring Diane Kruger, premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.



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In the Fade - Aus dem Nichts

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