Perhaps you've not yet heard of the acclaimed film, Aus dem Nichts, but that will change soon enough. The drama, titled In the Fade here, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language, and star Diane Kruger won the Best Actress award for it at Cannes earlier this year. Next up? The Oscars.
In this clip from the film, debuting on ET, Kruger's Katja Sekerci is seeking out justice against the neo-Nazis responsible for killing her husband and son. "These are my friends. Have you seen them?" Katja asks a hotel concierge in the scene, a tense encounter that quickly becomes a matter of life or death.
The crime thriller from director Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven) is Germany's official 2018 Oscars entry, competing in a race that includes films from a record-setting 92 countries. Still, In the Fade is expected to make the Academy's Best Foreign Language Film category along with buzzed-about films like Cambodia's First They Killed My Father (from director Angelina Jolie), Chile's A Fantastic Woman, France's BPM and Sweden's The Square.
Watch the full trailer for In the Fade:
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"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."