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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:
perfect in any sense of it 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)
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Trivia:
The literal English translation of the title is 'revenge', but it also has another meaning of 'second chance'. If you play a game against someone and lose, you can ask for 'revanche', another game/ chance to beat your opponent.See more »
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
perfect in any sense of it, 18 March 2009
Author: greekhero from Russian Federation

i saw that movie and should say that i am going to watch it again many times as it is just thrilling and stunning as it could possibly be despite of being primarily about just ordinary people lives.

and yet it is truly a masterpiece and it is a shame that it did not get an Oscar, probably other nominators were quite competitive.

there is no need to tell about the plot and the background of it. it is pretty ordinary (and that probably makes it quite realistic) so it could have happened everywhere and not just in Austria and so it applies to the main characters.

the key word for that movie is imperfect (yet i still believe that movie itself is excellent) that nothing is perfect or ideal and people always make mistakes and if something may go wrong it will definitely go wrong.

because we are human beings after all - with our emotions, irrational thinking, affections, etc. we can't be just logical and cold and pragmatic thinkers all the time - no one can actually, yet there are some exceptions who just prove the general rule.

i encourage everyone to watch and enjoy every moment and scene of it without concentrating on other trivial moments such as East-European prostitutes and human trafficking, etc. of course i do not doubt that those things are significant but this is not the case, that is just a background.

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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
If I was the bank robber... dga23
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