Hell hath no fury like a woman seeking justice, and the new trailer for In the Fade proves Diane Kruger is a vengeful force to be reckoned with.

Following a woman who takes matters into her own hands after a terrorist attack leaves her husband and five-year-old son dead, the German Oscar submission chronicles her evolution from grieving mother to active agent of retribution, battling insensitive law enforcement, a brutal court system, and the Nazi scum accused of carrying out the vicious crime against her family.

Credit: Magnolia Pictures

The harrowing film features the finest performance of Kruger’s career, for which she won the prestigious Best Actress prize at Cannes in May. The Fatih Akin-directed film, which premiered in competition on the Croisette, subsequently received a domestic distribution deal from Magnolia, which has set the potential Academy player for release later this year.

In the Fade joins the contentious hunt for a nomination in the Academy’s Best Foreign Language category, which this year sees strong entries from the likes of Angelina Jolie (Cambodia’s First They Killed My Father), Sebastián Lelio (Chile’s A Fantastic Woman), Ruben Östlund (Sweden’s The Square), and Robin Campillo (France’s BPM), among others.

In the Fade hits theaters Dec. 27 for an Oscar-qualifying run. Watch the film’s stunning new trailer above.

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