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Movie Review: In The Fade (2017) Sep 26, 2018

Movie Review: In The Fade (2017)

Rating: star star star star star (5 stars out of 5)
Cast: Diane Kruger, Numan Acar, Denis Moschitto
Director: Fatih Akin
Writer: Fatih Akin (written for screen by), Hark Bohm (author and co-writer)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Run Time: 1h 46 min
Premiere Date: 27 December 2017
Country: Germany
Price: FREE
Screening Location: Nay Pyi Taw Cinema, Yangon, Myanmar
Event: European Film Festival

European Film Festival Yangon

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Synopsis
A woman's husband and child were blown-up by neo-Nazis in a racial attack. She goes through a tormenting grief but battles the perpetrators in a court of law where the attackers were wrongfully acquitted. Her next move proves too deadly for everyone.

Movie Review: In The Fade (2017)

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The story is focused on Katja, the wife and mother. Her shock, grief and anger were all too real - very competent acting by Diane Kruger. You could feel her edge. The movie focus shifted from character portrayal during Katja's grief, anger and efforts to get it together. The next focus on the gripping court scenes where the viewer is left guessing the verdict. When justice in a court of law failed, the focus was on the play-by-play when Katja goes to Greece to exact street justice. The film was intense from start to finish.

Ending Thoughts
The movie gripped me from start to finish. Everyone performed well - Katja, the lawyer friend, and even the defense lawyer. They were all convincing. What got my attention was the human reality of the situation when Katja plants the bomb, waits to detonate and then changes her mind. You almost feel the conflict inside her - the rage, the uncertainty, the human spirit, the hesitation, etc. I thought I've seen the preditable ending. I was wrong. This movie brought elements of feminine ass-kicking in Atomic Blonde, unfathomable grief of Babel and the gripping court scenes of 12 Angry Men. This is one great movie!

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important places in Ho Chi Minh City IMPORTANT PLACES
Yangon International Airport Yangon International Airport

hotels in Yangon HOTEL
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How to Get to Downtown Yangon from the Yangon International Airport (RGN)
  1. take the shuttle bus from Airport to Downtown Yangon, it costs MMK 500. It passes through the main artery of Yangon.
Yangon Travel Tips
  1. useful site: Wiki Travel Yangon
Myanmar Travel Tips
  1. as of Sep 19, 2018: $1 = MMK 1,569.96 | 1 THB = 48.1581 MMK
General Travel Tips
  1. arrive early - in case there is a snag (visa snag, documentation snag, transport ticket snag, etc.), you will have ample time to troubleshoot the problem if you arrive early (to the airport, to the bus terminal, etc.)
  2. put detailed itinerary on the Calendar apps of your smart-phone according to timelines - this is where you do all your thinking and planning. Once written down, you don't have to think anymore while you are on the journey...you just follow the steps. This frees your mind for something else that might happen while you are already en route
  3. avoiding scams - as a general rule, I ignore the touts or anyone I don't know who call out to me. The calling comes in many forms - "Hi! Where are you from?", "Excuse me! Excuse me!", "Where are you going?". I don't look them in the eye and I remain non-verbal with them. If you reply to them, you just gave them an 'in' to hound you. In order not to look rude, I smile and wave the 'not interested' hand to them, without looking at them.
  4. power bank - hand-carry your power bank. Do not check it in. You can be called in when you are already inside the plane to go all the way to the loading dock so you can personally remove the power bank...and chances are, you'll have to surrender it to them. And you might delay the plane departure!

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