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Katja’s life collapses after the death of husband and son in a bomb attack. After the time of mourning and injustice, here comes the time of revenge.

Fatih Akin is an internationally successful filmmaker. He won the Golden Bear for HEAD ON in 2004 and at that time he had already completed film school, two short films, one documentary about his parents’ migration from Turkey to Hamburg, and three feature films. He then achieved international success with the drama THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007) for which he won the prize for Best Screenplay at the Festival de Cannes. The film also received the European Film Award and the German Film Award. For his following film, SOUL KITCHEN (2009), he was honored with the Special Prize of the Jury at the Venice Film Festival. With his production company corazón international, founded in 2004, he has produced several films alongside his own productions, including the internationally successful films CHIKO, TAKVA and MIN DÎT. He has been directing his films exclusively for his production company bombero international since 2012. THE CUT was the company’s first production and premiered in 2014 in Venice. In 2017 his film IN THE FADE with Diane Kruger and Denis Moschitto in the leading roles premiered in Cannes in Competition, where Diane Kruger won the award for Best Actress. The film also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. A selection of his films includes: SHORT SHARP SHOCK (1998), IN JULY (2000), HEAD-ON (2004), CROSSING THE BRIDGE – THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL (2006), THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007), NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (episode, 2008), SOUL KITCHEN (2009), POLLUTING PARADISE (2012), THE CUT (2014), IN THE FADE (2017), and THE GOLDEN GLOVE (2019).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Fatih Akin
Screenplay Fatih Akin, Hark Bohm
Cinematography Rainer Klausmann
Cast Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, Numan Acar, Samia Chancrin
Producers Fatih Akin, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Herman Weigel
Co-Producers Mélita Toscan du Plantier, Marie-Jeanne Pascal, Jérôme Seydoux, Sophie Seydoux, Ardavan Safaee
Production Company bombero international, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Macassar Productions, Pathé, corazón international
Length 105 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5.1
Festivals Cannes 2017 (In Competition), Sydney 2017, Karlovy Vary 2017, Moscow 2017, Odesa 2017, Guanajuato 2017, Yerevan 2017, Melbourne 2017, Sarajevo 2017, Wroclaw 2017, Toronto 2017, Busan 2017, Mill Valley 2017, Vancouver 2017, Hamptons 2017, Chicago 2017, Rio de Janeiro 2017, Montreal Nouveau Cinema 2017, Philadelphia 2017, Denver 2017, Thessaloniki 2017, AFI Fest L.A. 2017, Cairo 2017, Camerimage 2017, Ventana Sur 2017, Dubai 2017, Havana Int. Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2017, Palm Springs 2018, Dublin 2018, Hong Kong 2018, Sofia 2018, Bengaluru 2019
Awards Best Actress (Diane Kruger) Cannes 2017, Golden Globe 2018, Critics' Choice Award 2018, Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Actress, Best Direction), German Film Award 2018 (Best Film Silver, Best Screenplay)
With backing from BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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