In The Fade
Katja is devastated, failing to hold herself together as the crime is investigated. The police think it is drug related, but could it be something a lot worse? And how will Katja cope if those to blame are not caught and punished?... There are effectively three parts to this film; the crime, the trial and the post-trial, all of which hang on Katja and, specifically, on the acting of Diane Kruger who plays her. In a film that has itself won many awards for Best Foreign Film, including the Golden Globe in USA, Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival, and huge praise from every reviewer I can find.
“Kruger is at the centre of almost every scene... It’s a mercurial performance, subtly modulated...the inarguable power of Kruger’s performance remains an open-and-shut case”
“Scene by scene, she’s riveting... Through action, inaction and second thoughts in (the) finale, she goes through all these agonies in virtual silence, and still seems a remarkably legible figure”
“If you’ve only ever seen Kruger in 'Troy', 'the National Treasure' series or even 'Inglourious Basterds', nothing will prepare you for what she brings to 'In The Fade'... she gives the film a real and raw potency, by turns bruised and vulnerable, then angry and resolute”