A film by Fatih Akin
Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar
Katja’s life (Diane Kruger) takes a horrible turn when she learns that her husband and son dies in a bombing attack. Slowly Katja plan her revenge.
I am going to say that the critics a lot of them didn’t like it. But to me It stands out and it did won for best actress for Diane Kruger and best film at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Yes it is a revenge movie but done differently.
When Katja finds out that her husband and her son are killed in a bombing attack it is going to be unbearable for her. As we continue to follow here it is going to be more unbearable than ever. You see her coffin shopping for the funeral than the court drama that is going to unfold. Interesting how they do things in the court in Germany. Katja even cries herself to sleep with this pain that she carries all the time. Then she goes to court to see the couple who was caught doing the bombing because the evidence points right to them. In the most emotionally brutal scene, she has to hear a medical examiner calmly offer a detailed, point-by-point accounting of her dead little boy’s injuries (hair burned onto the scalp, arm severed, eyes melted in their sockets). Here Akin hold nothing back, he goes full force into it with detail and the emotion of Katja is at a point of boiling in the verge of exploding. There are three chapter in the film Family, in the fade, Justice. And to top it all off Katja even guesses who was behind it. The traveling of this journey seems seamless plus in the end is brilliant. The grief here with the scenery of raining all the time goes hand to hand. Diane Kruger assumes the role beautifully well in this melodrama and so are the other actors. Do not miss the film with raw energy.