Why You Should Watch German Film “In The Fade”

“In the Fade,” an all new German thriller starring Diane Kruger, is one of those “must-see” films that you don’t want to miss out on. In this film, Kruger plays a woman who discovers that here son and her husband have been killed in a bombing. When the court system in Germany fails to hold the neo-Nazis responsible for these deaths, Kruger’s character decides to take the matter into her own hands. If you are looking for a reason, or several, to see “In the Fade,” you are in the right place. You can learn about some of the best reasons to make sure this is on your movie night list.

The Strength of a Woman Epitomized

Kruger has described the character she plays as being an extremely strong and modern woman. Above all, she is a mother. When someone messes with your family, hurts them and justice isn’t served, this is enough to turn any woman — despite age, class or ability — into a true warrior. However, in the first script of the movie, the motivation of the hero was a problem. That’s when the Akin made the decision to change the lead role to a mother who had lost her family in the bombing. Many critics are claiming that this was the best change that could have been made. Keep in mind, while “In the Fade” is being seen around the globe, this is a German film, which means you will be watching it and making use of the English subtitles.

The Film’s Relation to Current Events

Akin also stated that he was well aware of the Charlottesville, VA Nazi march that occurred in August of 2017, and that due to this, the activities of these groups have been at the forefront of many discussions in the U.S. He also stated that it matters and there are certain things that are said in the screenplay that hint around to these events. However, the movie was well-researched, and Akin is assured there is an international network of Neo-Nazis and that they are bound together.

It’s Been Nominated for an Oscar

If the plot alone isn’t enough to peak your interest, you may be happy to learn that “In the Fade” has also received an Oscar nomination. It has been listed in the candidates for the title, “best foreign language film.”

Kruger’s Thoughts

According to a recent interview that Kruger did, she needed a bit of time after making this extremely intense and emotional film. The violent nature alone mad her require a break once the filming was through.

Are You Convinced?

So those are the main reasons you should make sure you put “In the Fade” on your must-see movie list. It is full of emotion, drama, and events that are close to home for some. It is one of those politically charged movies that really isn’t political, but rather showing that things going on in the world matter and that everyone needs to pay attention.

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