fiction / 2017 / Germany, France / col. / 106 min.
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Fatih Akin, Hark Bohm
Photography: Rainer Klausmann
Editor: Andrew Bird
Music: Josh Homme
Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, Ulrich Tukur, Numan Acar, Samia Muriel Chancrin, Ulrich Brandhoff, Hanna Hilsdorf
When Katja married her Kurdish husband Nuri, it was in the hope that he would never return to dealing drugs, for which he was in prison at the time. Her faith in him is rewarded: The couple successfully forget their troubled past and live a happy life with their six-year-old son Rocco in Hamburg’s Turkish neighbourhood. Then a sudden tragedy tears Katja’s life apart… Director Fatih Akin’s thriller reflects his long-term interest in the difficult lives of immigrants, but also explores how people react to extreme situations. Desperate, in a world full of unjustified hatred, she suppresses all her inhibitions in order to achieve justice. Diane Kruger gives an outstanding performance for which she took away the Best Actress Award at the recent Cannes film festival. (source: Karlovy Vary IFF)