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Revanche

Götz Spielmann

 
Revanche (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Austria
  • 2008
  • 122 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • German
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  • Spine #502

A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revanche is the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex (the mesmerizing Johannes Krisch) works in a 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. With meticulous, elegant direction, Spielmann creates a tense, existential, and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption, and a journey into the darkest forest of human nature, in which violence and beauty exist side by side.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Götz Spielmann, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • 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
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Armond White

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Revanche: Revival of the Fittest

By Armond WhiteFebruary 11, 2010

Revanche begins with a reflection of trees in a lake at twilight. They’re seen upside down—an . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

The Oldest Profession

January 31, 2012


Clippings

The State of Criterion’s Art

March 04, 2010

Our own Eric Skillman, who has crafted the covers for numerous releases over the years . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Revanche

March 01, 2010

The name Götz Spielmann is still unknown to many North American movie watchers, but if reviews . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Revanche: Revival of the Fittest

By Armond WhiteFebruary 11, 2010

Revanche begins with a reflection of trees in a lake at twilight. They’re seen upside down—an . . . Read more »


Press Notes

REVANCHE IS SWEET

April 30, 2009

Following the lead of Andrew Sarris’s rave review last week, critics continue to praise . . . Read more »


Clippings

Revanche Is Coming

April 21, 2009

Mark your calendars: Janus Films and the Criterion Collection’s theatrical release Revanche . . . Read more »


Announcements

Criterion Goes to the Oscars

January 22, 2009

Last fall the Criterion Collection and Janus Films joined forces to acquire a first-run film . . . Read more »


News

Janus and Criterion Team Up for Revanche

October 29, 2008

Goetz Spielmann’s Revanche, a 2008 festival favorite and Austria’s submission for the best . . . Read more »

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Revanche (Criterion DVD)

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