Aus dem Nichts

Fatih Akin

Germany 2017, 106 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: German

Subtitles: English

Dutch premiere

Katja’s life collapses when her husband and young son are killed in a bomb attack. She is determined to find justice, either inside or outside of the courtroom. Aus dem Nichts – both a courtroom drama and a revenge story – won the 2018 Golden Globe for best foreign film.

A shocking tale about the search for justice and revenge. When her Kurdish husband Nuri and her young son Rocco are killed in a nail bomb attack in Hamburg, Katja’s life is destroyed. While she grieves, the police bombard her with questions. Was it a terrorist attack, was it crime-related? Were the perpetrators Nazi’s or Turks? Did it have anything to do with Nuri’s previous life as a drug dealer?

When two suspects are arrested and the court trial begins, Katja has to face the people she is certain killed her husband and child. Katja, intensely played by Diane Kruger, is determined to have justice done, either inside or outside of the courtroom. Aus dem Nichts is both a courtroom drama and a thrilling revenge story, and its shocking conclusion resonates strongly. The film, by German-born director of Turkish origin Fatih Akin (Gegen die Wand, The Edge of Heaven), won the 2018 Golden Globe for best foreign film.

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Credits

Productions:

Bombero International

mail@bombero-int.de

+494031182380

Dutch distribution:

Cinéart

info@cineart.nl

+31205308848

www.cineart.nl

World sales:

The Match Factory

info@matchfactory.de

+4930443190520

www.the-match-factory.com

Talkshows & debates

Aus dem Nichts: Opening

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 20:00

Before the Dutch premiere of Aus dem Nichts mayor of The Hague Pauline Krikke will open the festival. Artistic director Dirk van der Straaten speaks about the film.

Aus dem Nichts: introduction by Dirk van der Straaten

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 21:30

Before the Dutch premiere of Aus dem Nichts artistic director Dirk van der Straaten speaks about the film.

Aus Dem Nichts: Q&A with criminal lawyer Bart Stapert

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 16:00

Remke de Lange speaks with criminal lawyer Bart Stapert about the art of advocating and handling evidence in a court of law.

Aus Dem Nichts: Q&A with journalist Wouter Meijer

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 19:00

Sophie Derkzen speaks with journalist Wouter Meijer about the so-called döner murders taking place in Germany between 2000 and 2006. These murders committed by the Neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground