The emotional drama In the Fade takes a look at how a German woman’s life is impacted after losing her husband and son in a bomb attack.

The story centers on Katja (Diane Kruger), whose life crumbles after her Turkish husband and young son are killed in bomb blast outside of her husband’s office. Her grief consumes her but when the culprits, two members of a Neo-Nazi organization, are caught, Katja finds hope that justice will prevail – until it becomes clear she must take matters into her own hands.

On Oscar’s shortlist to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, In the Fade is a powerful film about loss — and the consequences of terrorism on those left to pick up the pieces after their loved ones are killed. Kruger turns in a tour-de-force performance, which earned her the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. As Katja, she delves deep into a character struggling to survive under such enormous grief, and simply rips your heart out.

ScreenPicks’ Kit Bowen sat down with Kruger and writer/director Fatih Akin to talk about In the Fade, the emotional toll it took to make the movie, its relevancy to today’s world, and what they hope people will take away after watching the movie.

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In the Fade is currently playing in limited theaters.

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