Published: January 8, 2018 10:13 am
In the Fade is a German film that tackles terrorism from multiple, and multicultural, perspectives. “I’m a German filmmaker, I live in Germany, I was born in Germany,” Akin said later backstage, “but my heart is in Turkey.”
The film alludes to a series of actual killings that shook Germany six years ago, when it came to light that police had spent more time investigating the possible mob connections of migrant victims than the tell-tale signs of the far-right plot eventually uncovered. Kruger said the role forever changed the way she looks at terrorism. “I know they have a name and a life to live.”
Fatih said he was stunned that by looking inward he has been accepted on the international stage — and hoped the victory would help sell more tickets in Germany, where In the Fade hasn’t fared well. Kruger, a native German acting in her first German film, won best actress for the performance at last year’s Cannes Film Festival for playing the devastated mother. “Thank you for elevating this movie even though it’s in a foreign language.”
Akin is a German-born filmmaker of Turkish descent whose film tells the tale of a woman, played by Diane Kruger, whose son and Turkish husband are killed in a bomb attack. Related News
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For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App “How’d that happen?” said a stunned Fatih Akin as he accepted the award.