AUS DEM NICHTS

Germany 2018

Synopsis

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart: her husband Nuri and son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Katja’s pain almost kills her. The search for the perpetrators somehow keeps her upright – a desperate attempt to live.

The police delve into Nuri’s criminal past, investigating in the drug world before arresting two suspects from the National Socialist scene: the neo-Nazi couple Edda and André Möller. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the subsequent trial.

The evidence presented in court clearly suggests Edda’s and André’s guilt. But the situation is exacerbated when more and more details emerge on Nuri’s criminal past and the police find Katja under the influence of drugs.

Katja wants justice and salvation – there’s simply no alternative for her.

Director's Biography

Fatih Akin is a German filmmaker of Turkish origin. He won the Golden Bear (Berlin International Festival) and the EFA People's Choice Award for his film HEAD-ON in 2004 and became one of the most influential European directors. He achieved subsequent international success with the drama THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007) for which he won the price for BEST SCREENPLAY at the celebrated international Cannes Film Festival. The European Film Award and German Film Award followed. For his next film SOUL KITCHEN (2009) Fatih Akin was honoured with the SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY, within the competition of the 66th Venice Film Festival. THE CUT celebrated its world premiere in competition at the 71st International Venice Filmfestival in 2014.
IN THE FADE’s world premiere took place in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May 2017. The main actress Diane Kruger was awarded with the Golden Palm for Best Actress. Also the film received the GOLDEN GLOBE for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM and was chosen as the German contribution for the Oscars 2018.

Filmography:
2018 - THE GOLDEN GLOVE
2017 - IN THE FADE
2016 - GOOD-BYE BERLIN
2014 - THE CUT
2012 - POLLUTING PARADISE
2009 - SOUL KITCHEN
2008 - NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU, short
2007 - THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
2005 - CROSSING THE BRIDGE – THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL
2004 - HEAD-ON
2002 - SOLINO
2000 - IN JULY
1998 - SHORT SHARP SHOCK
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Fatih Akin

Written by : Fatih Akin, Hark Bohm

Produced by : Fatih Akin, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Herman Weigel

Director of Photography : Rainer Klausmann

Main Cast : Samia Chancrin (Birgit), Johannes Krisch (counsel for the defence Haberbeck), Numan Acar (Nuri Sekerci), Diane Kruger (Katja Sekerci), Denis Moschitto (Danilo Fava)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2018