2018 Golden Globe Winner: Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
In the Fade was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Diane Kruger won the Best Actress award. Also selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, making the December shortlist.
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 against 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.