Revanche [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2008]

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Special Features

  • New Video Interview with Spielmann
  • The Making of "Revanche," a half-hour Documentary Shot on the Set
  • Foreign Land (Fremdland), Spielmann's Award-Winning Student Short-Film, with an Introduction by the Director
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Plus: A Booklet Featuring an Essay by Critic Armond White

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Revanche
A happily married couple becomes unlikely friends with a man whose life has been marked by chaos and violence in this drama from Austria. Alex (Johannes Krisch) is a small-time criminal who, after a stretch in prison, finds himself working for Konecny (Hanno Pöschl), who runs a grimy house of prostitution; unknown to Konecny, Alex is also involved with Tamara (Irina Potapenko), one of his whores. Wanting to raise some quick cash, Alex robs a bank in a nearby small town and hides out on a farm owned by his grandfather (Hannes Thanheiser) while he waits for the heat to cool down. Alex tries to keep a low profile in the country, and he's troubled by boredom and despair, but his mood brightens when he strikes up a friendship with Susanne (Ursula Strauss), a cheerful and generous woman who lives nearby. But Alex's new friend happens to be married to Robert (Andreas Lust), a member of the local police force. Revanche was screened as an official entry at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Johannes Krisch
    Johannes Krisch - Alex
  • Ursula Strauss
    Ursula Strauss - Susanne
  • Andreas Lust
    Andreas Lust - Robert
  • Irina Potapenko
    Irina Potapenko - Tamara
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    Hanno Pöschl - Konecny

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