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Revanche -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Götz Spielmann (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 May 2008 (Austria) See more »
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Tagline:
Whose fault is it if life doesn't go your way? [US release]
Plot:
Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good choices, bad choices See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Johannes Krisch ... Alex

Irina Potapenko ... Tamara

Andreas Lust ... Robert
Ursula Strauss ... Susanne
Johannes Thanheiser ... Grandfather Hausner (as Hannes Thanheiser)
Hanno Pöschl ... Konecny - Tamara's Boss
Magdalena Kropiunig ... Prostitute in Hotel
Toni Slama ... Tamara's Customer

Elisabetha Pejcinoska ... 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
Michael-Joachim Heiss ... Day Porter at Hotel
Günther Laha ... Night Porter at Hotel
Max Schmiedl ... Police Officer #1
Gerhard Liebmann Holzmann ... Police Officer #2

Johannes Zeiler ... Police Officer #3
Andreas Blauensteiner ... Police Officer #4
Martin Aschauer ... Police Officer #5
Sonja Lehninger ... Police Officer #6
Peter Brunner ... Trainer at Shooting Range
Thomas Radleff ... Police Detective
Alexander Lhotzky ... Bank Branch Manager
Doris Hindinger ... Bank Employee #1
Siegfried Auerböck ... Bank Employee #2
German Benedikt ... Bank Employee #3
Renate Suppan ... Bank Customer Service #1
Johann Wessner ... Bank Customer Service #2

Julia Schranz ... Pregnant Wife
Jana McKinnon ... Girl at Grill Party
Peter Josch ... Robert's Father
Linde Prelog ... Robert's Mother

Directed by
Götz Spielmann 
 
Writing credits
Götz Spielmann (screenplay)

Produced by
Sandra Bohle .... producer
Mathias Forberg .... producer
Götz Spielmann .... producer
Heinz Stussak .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Martin Gschlacht 
 
Film Editing by
Karina Ressler 
 
Casting by
Rita Waszilovics 
 
Production Design by
Maria Gruber 
 
Costume Design by
Monika Buttinger 
 
Makeup Department
Susanne Weichesmiller .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stephanie Wagner .... production manager
 
Art Department
Sebastian Thanheiser .... prop master
 
Sound Department
Bernhard Bamberger .... supervising sound editor
Max Bauer .... foley artist
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Heinz Ebner .... sound
Alexander Koller .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexandra Löwy .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Riccardo Brunner .... steadicam operator
Gerald Kerkletz .... lighting technician
Thomas Maier .... Steadicam operator
Werner Stibitz .... lighting technician
Nino Volpe .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Willi Willinger .... colorist
 
Music Department
Walter W. Cikan .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Florian Brüning .... production assistant
Alex Schlacher .... production assistant
 

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Runtime:
121 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)
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Austria's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good choices, bad choices, 6 May 2009
Author: Pascal Zinken (LazySod) from Maastricht, The Netherlands

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

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Tamara's Subtitles dpwoth00
what's the point of this movie ? karlweb2002
In the subtitles, the old man at farm say that Alex is his grandson, but ilovetoseethemovie
the nonsense about bad luck and the police incomptency. Ramuna
Child Irony euromarkusx
If I was the bank robber... dga23
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