Friday Night Film Series: IN THE FADE
(dir. Fatih Akin, 2017, 106 min)
In this knotty Hamburg-set thriller for which Diane Kruger won the Best Actress Award at Cannes, Kruger plays Katja, an independent spirit devoted to her young son, Rocco (Rafael Santana), and his Kurdish father, Nuri (Numan Acar), whom she married while he was still serving time for drug-dealing. When an explosion rips through the Turkish neighbourhood office where Nuri works as a translator and adviser, the police suspect his former drug connections are the key, presuming the perpetrators to be “Turkish mafia, Kurdish mafia, Albanians…” Yet the truth lies closer to home, leaving Katja to confront both the leering spectre of German neo-Nazism and the more insidious tortures of a cruelly civilised legal system.
Co-sponsored by the Department of German.
Friday, February 1
Little Hall, 105, Golden Auditorium