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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.

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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 »

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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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Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[repeated line]
Robert: I aimed at the tires.
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The White will Perk you up
5 July 2009 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Is it revenge or a second chance? The double meaning of the title fits perfectly with this terrific, believable story. Nominated for Best Foreign Film last year, it is just now making its way to Dallas - one of the few downsides to not living in NYC.

What I love is the subtle approach of the filmmaker, director Gotz Spielmann, who obviously is a keen observer of people - moreso, I would guess, than a film buff. As a viewer, we thoroughly believe this story would play out this way because these people are reacting to real situations.

Johannes Krisch is captivating and powerful as Alex, one of the brutes working at a brothel. This is where he meets and falls for Tamara, played touchingly by Irina Potapenko. Alex hatches a plan that will allow the two to escape and start over. The plan goes well right up until the end. That's when things get really interesting.

Alex is thrown unexpectedly into the real life of police officer Robert (Andreas Lust) and his wife Susanne (fascinating acting from Ursula Strauss). Alex drops out of society on his grandfather's (Johannes Thanheiser) farm. The coincidences lead to a touch of comedy and also some real soul searching from Robert, Susanne and Alex.

The film could have ended about three different ways and I couldn't have been more happy with what we get. This is a rare film that should be seen by many more than will have the opportunity. That's a shame.


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