In the Fade

Synopsis: Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Fatih Akin
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 17 nominations.
106 min


The moment of truth.

Mr. ekerci, do you take Katja Jessen

to be your lawfully wedded wife?

I do.

Ms. Jessen, now to you.

Do you take Nuri ekerci

to be your lawfully wedded husband?

If so, answer "I do."

I do.


You may exchange rings.

Is this OK, too?

Of course.

Can I kiss her now?


You f***er!

F***ing son-of-a-b*tch f***er!

- You OK?

- Yeah.

"Son-of-a-b*tch f***er?"

Did you get that from Dad?

- No, from my violin lesson.

- You're a lil gangsta!

What's your Social Security Number?

I forgot it, dude.

Forgot it?

It's your life!

What's mine is yours.

"Forgot it..."

- He wanted to see you.

- You need the car.

I'm meeting Birgit.

- What about my taxes?

- I'll do them tonight.

Why not take the train?

Aunt Birgit is pregnant.

Show a little em-pa-thy!


Hear that?

My son will make it further than me!

That won't be too hard, dude.


It's by the bridal store.


What time do you finish?


I'll pick you guys up.

- No need.

- I will anyway.

- Bye, sweetie.

- Bye, Mommy.

Not too much screen time!

I already have glasses...

Do you have yours?

- Bye.

- Bye.

Lock that up or they'll steal it.

I'm coming right back.

A drag.

Just one, pretty please.

One more.


- Let's stop by the baby store.

- You can have Rocco's old clothes.

- You'll need them again.

- So, give them back when yours is bigger.

Let's do something really hot instead.

Buy a huge dildo.

You have no idea how under-f***ed I am.

Oh, "Me so horny."

- Exactly.

- You need a comedown.

I just need to come.

Is that new?

It's not finished.

A samurai.

- Must've hurt like hell.

- So bad!

- It's great.

- Thanks.

I promised Nuri it's the last one.

He'll leave me otherwise.

Hope my baby doesn't slip out.

Me too.

This is so good.

This is so good!

The street's blocked off.

My husband's office is right there.

Call this number.

- What happened?

- An explosion. Move along.



I have to get to my family!

On the ground! Calm down.

Let me go, I have to get to my family!



Come in.

Follow me.

Mrs. ekerci?

Let me go.

- Can I help you?

- I just want...

- Rocco?

- Are you looking for someone?

Mrs. ekerci?

Fischer from Missing Persons.

Where's my family?

Your relatives aren't here.

Where are they?

We don't know.

There were fatalities: a man and a child.

The bodies can't be identified.

We have to do a DNA test.


Just your husband's and son's.

Thanks. It'll take a few hours.

The Red Cross will stay here.

See you later, Mrs. ekerci.

Shall we go to the living room?

Come with me.

This way?

Would you like to call someone?

Mrs. ekerci,

I have sad news.

The victims are your husband and son.

Mrs. ekerci?

Chief Inspector Reetz.

I'm leading the investigation.

My sincere condolences.

Do you feel able

to help with the investigation?

Can't this wait till tomorrow?

It's OK, Mom.

Was your husband religious?

Excuse me?

Was he a Muslim?

My husband is agnostic.

Was he Kurdish?

I'm Kurdish! Why do you ask that?

Was he politically active?

Did he raise money for any groups?

No, my husband wasn't politically active.

Did he have enemies?

What kind of enemies?

A bomb was set off in front of his office.


We have to assume he was the target.

Where did you last see

your husband and son?

This afternoon. I dropped Rocco...

at his office.

Did you notice anything?


Wait, a woman left her bike out front.

I told her to lock it up.

It was new,

with a top case

on the luggage rack.

Like on a motorcycle, you know?

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Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin (Turkish: Fatih Akın, born 25 August 1973) is a German film director, screenwriter and producer. He is of Turkish descent. He has won numerous awards for his films, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his film Head-On (2004), Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Edge of Heaven (2007), and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his film In the Fade (2017). more…

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