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Revanche (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  16 May 2008 (Austria)
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Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

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Grandfather Hausner (as Hannes Thanheiser)
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Konecny - Tamara's Boss
Magdalena Kropiunig ...
Prostitute in Hotel
Toni Slama ...
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Aniko Bärkanyi ...
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Annamaria Haytö ...
Cinderella Prostitute #3
Nicoletta Prokes ...
Cinderella Prostitute #4
Rainer Gradischnig ...
Harry - Man Beating Tamara
Haris Bilajbegovic ...
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Aleksander Reljic-Bohigas ...
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Ex-con Alex dreams about starting a new life with the Ukrainian prostitute Tamara. To do so, he wants to rob a bank erasing debts and making the flight towards the South possible. But Tamara is unintentionally shot on the escape by the coincidentally present policeman, Robert. Alex flees to the farm of his grandfather and learns that Robert lives close by...thoughts of revenge start to arise. Written by Anonymous

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Whose fault is it if life doesn't go your way? [US release]


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Austria's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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The White will Perk you up
5 July 2009 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Is it revenge or a second chance? The double meaning of the title fits perfectly with this terrific, believable story. Nominated for Best Foreign Film last year, it is just now making its way to Dallas - one of the few downsides to not living in NYC.

What I love is the subtle approach of the filmmaker, director Gotz Spielmann, who obviously is a keen observer of people - moreso, I would guess, than a film buff. As a viewer, we thoroughly believe this story would play out this way because these people are reacting to real situations.

Johannes Krisch is captivating and powerful as Alex, one of the brutes working at a brothel. This is where he meets and falls for Tamara, played touchingly by Irina Potapenko. Alex hatches a plan that will allow the two to escape and start over. The plan goes well right up until the end. That's when things get really interesting.

Alex is thrown unexpectedly into the real life of police officer Robert (Andreas Lust) and his wife Susanne (fascinating acting from Ursula Strauss). Alex drops out of society on his grandfather's (Johannes Thanheiser) farm. The coincidences lead to a touch of comedy and also some real soul searching from Robert, Susanne and Alex.

The film could have ended about three different ways and I couldn't have been more happy with what we get. This is a rare film that should be seen by many more than will have the opportunity. That's a shame.


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