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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Intense film

8/10
Author: funnysmeagol from Australia
17 June 2017

I've been a Faith Akin fan since Giegen Die Wand (Head-On)and I love his rock 'n' roll style. I knew this film was going to be depressing but it also is like a thriller towards the end, which left my heart pumping so loudly. Diane Kruger is a phenomenal actress in this, she is so believable and extreme. There are some clichés/stereotypes in the story which pull it down. I think the effect post-film, was very strong and I couldn't escape fast enough, it was so tense and terrifying.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Not Akin's best but still solid

7/10
Author: Will Jeffery from Australia
1 July 2017

After a woman's husband and son die in a bomb attack, her life collapses and she must come to terms with injustice in what is another film about xenophobia, reconciliation and ultimately European identity by German- Turkish writer/director Faith Akin. Diane Kruger delivers a powerhouse performance as she gives her character enough emotional depth without overdoing it to bring her grief and anger to life. Inspired by xenophobic murders in Germany by a neo-Nazi group, the film sets out with good premise, starts strong but then falls into familiar narrative territory before concluding with an ending that would dissatisfy some audiences. It labels itself as a political film but doesn't have a solid stab for it to deliver in what is otherwise an entertaining, sometimes intense picture.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

From nothing: Bad English language title gives no indication of this powerful story.

10/10
Author: carolethecatlover from Sydney, Australia
17 June 2017

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The German title 'From nothing' better expressed as The Emptiness. Literally it is 'out of nothing', even that is better.

Diane Kruger pops up in many English Language and French language films, performing competently and never aging, quite in addition to her day job as Muse to Karl Lagerfeldt. Here, speaking German, looking like a tattooed low life, she is Oscar worthy. She doesn't have much to say, but looks say a thousand words. The camera is so reluctant to leave her face. All the other actors, totally unknown to audiences outside Germany, are superb, her husband, and her lawyer as German born Kurds deserve particular mention for believable honest performances. The story is compelling with a slow burn and very plausible set-backs and twists. There is a court scene that it is impossible to look away from. A lack of familiarity with German legal proceedings makes it all the more riveting. The ending is dramatic and European. This film should be up for 'Best Foreign Language film' Oscar. It deserves a wide release in Australia.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Good solid offering from experienced director.

7/10
Author: tomdickson from Australia
18 June 2017

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The conclusion of this movie wraps up solid story based on activism in Germany in very recent past. It's a tight story that as events we so often see are played out. Technical details in the court case, lone women on revenge, couple of Stereotypes emerge. Hard to match English title with story unless I'm missing something. It's has a real sense of what we hear happening particular in Europe but the world phenomena of war displaced persons.you leave the cinema thinking more tolerance will go along way.

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