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Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 16 May 2008 (Austria)
Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director:

Götz Spielmann

Writer:

Götz Spielmann (screenplay)

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Cast

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

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


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Реванш See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Prisma Film,Spielmannfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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[repeated line]
Robert: I aimed at the tires.
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Gorgeous film, but beware misconceptions
5 February 2016 | by fung0See all my reviews

Some reviewers seem to think Revanche is a failure as a 'thriller.' Of course, this merely identifies their failure as viewers. Revanche is not remotely a thriller, or a crime drama, or a tale of revenge, or suspense. It's more a story of lost love, of sorrow and regret. And - as the title cleverly implies - of *possible* redemption.

As I watched Revanche, I inevitably formed certain ideas about where it was headed. Each of those ideas was in turn dispelled. Only late in the experience did I see where the director was taking me, a conclusion of perfect, poetic inevitability. You literally have to see the whole film to properly know what it's about.

Yes, Revanche is EXTREMELY low-key and slow-paced. It helps if you realize that its real content is not in the action at all - it's in the silences between actions. It's in the mood, in the elegant photography. Focus your attention there and you'll soon realize that this is essentially a simple story, told simply and economically. (To say more would be to give away too much.)

Obviously, you do need to have some patience to enjoy a story that unravels so slowly and subtly. But if you do, you'll be rewarded beyond your expectations.


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