After a terrorist attack, Katja’s life falls apart. In the Fade follows her story through grief, the German legal system and the underground world of Neo-Nazis in Europe. Her friends and extended family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Katja struggles as she endures the trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge and there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.
NOTE: Rated R for some disturbing images, drug use, and language including sexual references.
“In the Fade is a tragedy in three acts, their varying tone and effectiveness held together, however tenuously, by a powerhouse performance.” — Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
“It's a deeply unsettling film - delivering a message that can't be ignored.” — Vanessa H. Larson, Washington Post