Los Angeles Times

Fatih Akin's new thriller 'In the Fade' looks at neo-Nazis and a disturbing world of terror and hate

The new film by Turkish German director Fatih Akin veers onto a shattered street and ventures into a world of neo-Nazis, immigration, suspicion and disconcerting questions over whether a woman can find repose in vengeance after a terrorist bombing kills her husband and young son.

Akin is skilled in the collision of cultures and the intricacies of betrayal. His tense and devastating "In the Fade" explores what binds and separates us at a time of Islamic radicalism and rising alt-right militants. The story's protagonist Katja (Diane Kruger) wanders in the unsettled blurriness between moral quandary and searing loss in a tale that is at once psychological thriller and meditation on justice.

The German film is an evolving portrait of Katja as she seeks to avenge the deaths of her son and Kurdish husband at the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Portland Tries To 'Keep Weird' As Another Far-right Vs. Anti-fascist Faceoff Unfolds
PORTLAND, Ore. - Far-right demonstrators declared victory in Portland on Saturday - as did masked anti-fascist counter-protesters, the mayor and even a third group dressed as dinosaurs and bananas - after dueling rallies gave extremists the national
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Rep. Tlaib Rejects Israel's Offer To Visit Relatives, Citing 'Oppressive Conditions'
JERUSALEM - Israel reversed itself, again, on Friday in announcing that Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib could visit, but only to see her grandmother. Tlaib said: No thanks. The Michigan congresswoman said Israel's decision to admit her to the country o
Los Angeles Times8 min readPolitics
Trump Is Stripping Immigrant Children Of Protections, Critics Say. Supporters Say He's Closing Loopholes
In the nearly four years since Alexis arrived alone in the United States as a 17-year-old from El Salvador, he has been granted asylum, learned English, secured a job at a bakery and studied for his upcoming driver's license exam. This month he'll fi