In the fade

In the fade

DVD - 2017 | German
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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.
Publisher: Toronto :, Mongrel Media,, 2017
Branch Call Number: INT
Characteristics: 1 DVD (105 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm

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lindy919
Sep 05, 2018

Disappointing ending

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margarita89
Aug 22, 2018

I hate to say this cause I am usually pretty good at remembering what I watched. I actually had to read the summary because I don't remember a thing about this film! So, Just to be fair I am not going to rate this one. Check it out at your own caution... And let me know how it went.

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graybear2
Aug 22, 2018

Not an action flick - More a psychological drama. Some people may be bored with this film. Those who stick with it will be rewarded with the ending.

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ctofte2010
Jul 21, 2018

People who say it's not your typical revenge movie are correct. This movie stays truer to the human nature of a grieving and angry mother who is on a path to discover what happened. The character development and growth of the two main characters is well played and it is a very good drama film. For those who like little plot and character development that goes in straight lines and lots of action/explosions, this may not be for you. This is a deeper movie that dives into human emotion and connection.

The two 1 star reviews do not enjoy drama movies, they want guns and shoot em up. Which this film is not.

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anonymouswe
Jul 20, 2018

This is a German film, in German language with English subtitles. You can also watch in English with other actors recording the dialogue in English. If you read the synopsis of the film plot, you will, wrongfully it turns out, assume this is some kind of action drama – a “who killed my family” revenge film. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a family relationship drama snoozefest wrapped up like a revenge-against-terrorists action plot vehicle. Unfortunately, this film was incredibly slow for me – I kept wanting to fast forward through parts of it because of the lingering awkward silences that must make up 1/3 of the film’s run time. It is possible the film maker was trying to convey the intense awkwardness of trying to find your way after suffering such loss, but it pulled me out of the film which is the opposite of what the mood for the film should be doing. What a boring, boring film. This felt like a great 20 minute short that was dragged out to feature length. That almost never happens to good effect. Finally, to market the film as “gripping” and “she wants justice” is simply misleading. There is nothing gripping about the pace or characters in this film. It is as if the screenwriter/director couldn’t decide if he wanted a quiet emotional drama or a powerful thiller, so the film switches back and forth to incredibly disastrous effect. One conceit I found interesting and enjoyed – the passage of time being marked not just by showing the yard in different weather, but the friend’s pregnancy. I thought that was a clever touch.

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Miller1114
May 11, 2018

I'm used to the revenge movies of the 60's, 70's 80's and 90's. I'm go to go out on a limb here and say that a man wrote this movie. How else can you explain the ridiculous ending of this movie. This is not a revenge movie. It is a stupid movie. Avoid!

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jimg2000
May 07, 2018

A social drama on the aftermath of a fatal German domestic terrorist act as the wife/mother of the victims dealt with grief and looked for closer. By far the best Diane Kruger film I have seen.

Note: Its ending song "I Know Places" by Lykke Li from her 2011 "Wounded Rhymes" CD was in English and haunting. Her "Possibility" is in 2009 "New Moon" film soundtrack as well... Now I know about the Swedish pop singer.

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jimg2000
May 10, 2018

May 07, 2018

SPOILER ALERT:

Final calling card:

Between 2000 and 2007 in German, the “National Socialist Underground” shot nine people from immigrant backgrounds and a policewoman and carried out multiple bombings. The sole motive behind their attack was their victims’ non-Germans origin.

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jimg2000
May 08, 2018

“SPOILER ALERT: Final calling card: Between 2000 and 2007 in German, the “National Socialist Underground” shot nine people from immigrant backgrounds and a policewoman and carried out multiple bombings. The sole motive behind their attack was their victims’ non-Germans origin.”

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jimg2000
May 07, 2018

SPOILER ALERT:

Final calling card:

Between 2000 and 2007 in German, the “National Socialist Underground” shot nine people from immigrant backgrounds and a policewoman and carried out multiple bombings. The sole motive behind their attack was their victims’ non-Germans origin.

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