Akin again turns his eye to German-Turkish relations in modern Germany. The film begins with the prison wedding of German Katja (Diane Kruger) and Turkish Nuri, who is serving time for drug-dealing. Fast forward to Hamburg where the rehabilitated Nuri runs a business and the couple have a son, Rocco. One day Nuri and Rocco are murdered in a terrorist attack and Katja’s devastation is all-consuming. Katja does not believe the murder has anything to do with their personal history, insisting it was perpetrated by right wing extremists, as is eventually confirmed. A trial ensues.
“Diane Kruger (best actress, Cannes 2017), convincingly conveys Katja’s anguish, fragility and fierce determination as a woman who has lost everything and becomes single-minded in a pursuit of justice that eventually turns to vengeance.” (Vanessa H Larson, washingtonpost.com)
Dir: Fatih Akin 106mins Ger/Fra 2017
Doors open at 7.00pm for this joint event with Abingdon and District Twin Towns Society. It is in the main programme and is covered by your subscription — (food & drink extra).
Film starts at 7.45pm approx.