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Revanche -- A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revanche is the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. Hardened ex-con Alex works in a Viennese brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife.
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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Götz Spielmann (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 May 2008 (Austria) See more »
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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 13 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Very good stylistically See more (41 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
Thomas Feldkircher .... consulting 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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121 min
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Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)
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25 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Very good stylistically, 9 January 2009
Author: johno-21 from United States

I recently saw this at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Writer/Director Martin Gschlacht offers up a tale of crime and revenge from Austria in a good looking cinematic presentation although the story set up is a little long and characters you expect to return are discarded. Despite it's too long beginning the film never really lags and keeps your interest with it's slick story from Gschlacht and wonderful cinematography from Gotz Spielmann and a great production design by Maria Gruber. Alex (Johannes Krisch) has fallen in love with Ukrainian immigrant Tamara (Irina Potapenko) who works in a brothel where Alex does odd jobs for the underworld brothel owner. In a plan to get out of debt and the control of the brothel Alex hatches a plot to rob a bank in his grandfather's rural village. Alex is forced to assimilate into the village when his plan is botched. With Ursala Strauss as the shopkeeper Susanne and Andreas Lust as her policeman husband Robert this is a good film but would carry a strong R rating for nudity and sexual situations. Fortunately, violence is kept at a minimum. I believe this is Austria's official submission to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language film. I would give it a 7.5 out of 10 and recommend it.

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