A mother’s Revenge takes root in German Into the Fade

Domestic terrorism is visited upon a Hamburg family with tragic effect in the German offering, Into the Fade (Aus dem Nicht). Diane Kruger stars as a wife and mother who seeks revenge against the neo-Nazi sympathizers who kill her Kurdish husband and their young son in a bomb blast.

The film is directed by Fatih Akin from his screenplay with Mark Bohm. Kruger’s co-stars include Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, and Johannes Krisch. RottenTomatoes scores the film a so-so 64, but Variety calls it “a well-constructed, at times moving story” and credits Kruger with a “powerhouse performance.”

Into the Fade has a running time of 1 hour 46 minutes and is rated R.

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