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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)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Robert: I aimed at the tires.
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Absorbing Drama
14 April 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

This Austrian drama starts as a love story between a scruffy ex-con and a Ukranian prostitute, but evolves into an interesting character study. It takes a while for the film to settle down and the central storyline to emerge, but it is quite absorbing. The acting is excellent, particularly Strauss and Thanheiser. Spielmann's direction is assured and marked by visual elegance. He doesn't use any flashy camera-work, but manages to infuse every frame with a sense of foreboding. The pacing is deliberate (about 10 minutes of screen time is devoted to watching Krisch cut wood), but it never drags. The Austrian countryside is beautifully shot in this low-key and rewarding film.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,330, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:

$258,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$886,407
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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