2017 ( Germany | France) ( Crime, Drama, Thriller )
( German with English subtitles )
Director: Fatih Akin
Starring: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger picked up a best actress award at last year’s Cannes film festival for her powerhouse performance as Katja, the wife and mother whose 37-year-old Turkish husband and six-year-old son die in a terrorist explosion. What follows is anguish for Kruger’s character as she tussles with the German legal system in a fight to see her family’s killers brought to justice.
Inspired by a real-life incident when the National Socialist Underground murdered ten people in Germany, Akin’s film is part courtroom thriller and part revenge drama. In her first German-speaking role, which bubbles with anger, Kruger delivers one of the stand-out performances of her career.