MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,732 this week

Revanche (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  16 May 2008 (Austria)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 9,584 users   Metascore: 84/100
Reviews: 40 user | 127 critic | 22 from Metacritic.com

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 12 Jan 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Revanche" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Revanche (2008)

Revanche (2008) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Revanche.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eldorado (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Yvan finds a burglar in his house. He doesn't call the police and decides to give the young man a lift home to his parents.

Director: Bouli Lanners
Stars: Bouli Lanners, Fabrice Adde, Philippe Nahon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Successful actress returns to her family home in rural Austria to visit her ailing father and her sister who spent her whole life taking care of him and her family. The reunion is marked by jealousy, introspection and a secret.

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Nora von Waldstätten, Peter Simonischek, Sebastian Koch
Ex Drummer (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director: Koen Mortier
Stars: Dries Van Hegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Director: Philippe Claudel
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius
Three Monkeys (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Yavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar
Antares (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz
Documentary | Animation | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman
Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag
Princess (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Birgit Grosskopf
Stars: Irina Potapenko, Henriette Müller, Desirée Jaeger
Read My Lips (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet
The Stranger (2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The seedy underbelly of Vienna at night. Mercedes is a femme fatale from Mexico, newly arrived at the Vienna airport with her German boyfriend Rainer, where they have smuggled a kilo of ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Goya Toledo, Hary Prinz, Martin Feifel
Der Nachbar (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Rudolf Wessely, Dana Vávrová, Wolfgang Böck
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Film offers a new take on the Rwandan genocide, through the first person experience of one woman as the horror descends.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Stars: Lætitia Reva, Pierrick Le Pochat, Juliette Nsengiyumya
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Ursula Strauss ...
Johannes Thanheiser ...
Grandfather Hausner (as Hannes Thanheiser)
Hanno Pöschl ...
Konecny - Tamara's Boss
Magdalena Kropiunig ...
Prostitute in Hotel
Toni Slama ...
Tamara's Customer
...
Cinderella Prostitute #1
Aniko Bärkanyi ...
Cinderella Prostitute #2
Annamaria Haytö ...
Cinderella Prostitute #3
Nicoletta Prokes ...
Cinderella Prostitute #4
Rainer Gradischnig ...
Harry - Man Beating Tamara
Haris Bilajbegovic ...
Man stopping Harry
Aleksander Reljic-Bohigas ...
Owner of Cinderella
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

La revancha  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Willkommen Österreich: Episode #1.62 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good choices, bad choices
6 May 2009 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A guy and his woman. They both work in a brothel and are both working on their plan to escape that place for good. So far none of their plans have worked out and a new plan is devised. When the plan starts rolling the woman is anxious and afraid it will fail, but the man presses on. It all starts out really well, but it quickly turns sour. The rest of the film then is the more or less logical follow up of these events - with the one red line thought through it all being - getting even.

Films like this work out rather well when the characters are believable

  • and they are in this one. All the things that happen happen in a more


or less fitting way and as events turn darker and darker one cannot escape from both a grin and a grimace. It's fun and nasty at the same time and plays out as a somewhat predictable book, but in a good way. The main character plays out his role very well and most of the other characters play out very well too - there's only a few of them that fall out of style too much to be really fitting.

8 out of 10 choices backfiring


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what's the point of this movie ? karlweb2002
Child Irony euromarkusx
Tamara's Subtitles dpwoth00
If I was the bank robber... dga23
What A Police Force? doncoyotejr
Foreign Language Oscar - Revanche is on the short-list chris_vienna_austria
Discuss Revanche (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?