Starring Diane Kruger, Numan Acar and Denis Moschitto, In The Fade is the story of a woman called Katja. Katja is focused on vengeance after her husband and son are murdered in a brutal bomb attack.
Set in Germany, the very beginning of writer / director Fatih Akin’s film is filled with such enviable familial joy, that it’s unsurprising I found myself both empathising with the protagonist’s pain and motivations, as well as missing the deceased, post attack.
It was mostly the promise of a notable performance by Kruger that ensured I watched In The Fade. And Kruger certainly does not disappoint. The most memorable moments for me include the tension-filled scenes in the courtroom because I adore a great courtroom drama. There’s also of course, the footage of Katja’s family before her catalyst for revenge came to be.
The story, editing and all performances kept me engaged and eager to see how it would all end. And I can say that the ending is both surprising and also not, at the same time.
I say watch it for the memorable performance by Kruger, a little insight into the German legal system and a good story with memorable and moving scenes.
In Disorder, a.k.a Maryland, Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts is a highly capable bodyguard sufferring from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Diane Kruger is the wife of a wealthy but absent Lebanese businessman. If you try just a little, I could be wrong but you can probably guess how the story is likely to unfold…
My thoughts about the trailer include words like dangerous,sexy, thriller, Matthias Schoenaerts, etc., etc.
All that remains is for the movie to be as good as the trailer hints. Disorder is subtitled but if you want to see Schoenaerts in English speaking roles, try The Drop (2014) and The Danish Girl (2015). He’s wonderful in both.
Written and directed by Alice Winocour, the cast also features Paul Hamy and Victor Pontecorvo.
In The Infiltrator, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is real life character Robert Mazur, an undercover US customs agent and Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene is where he must work unsuspected…
I imagine that fans of big hit TV show Breaking Bad will be very excited about this movie. If the pace and thrills are as fast and good as this trailer suggests, I’m hoping that myself and everyone else will have a good time too.
Directed by Brad Furman, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan and John Leguizamo also star.