Götz Spielmann

Revanche

Revanche

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.

Film Info

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

Revanche
Cast
Johannes Krisch
Alex
Irina Potapenko
Tamara
Ursula Strauss
Susanne
Andreas Lust
Robert
Hannes Thanheiser
Hausner
Hanno Pöschl
Konecny
Credits
Director
Götz Spielmann
Cinematography
Martin Gschlacht
Producer
Sandra Bohle
Screenplay
Götz Spielmann
Producer
Mathias Forberg
Producer
Götz Spielmann
Producer
Heinz Stussak
Sound
Heinz Ebner
Editing
Karina Ressler
Production design
Maria Gruber
Costumes
Monika Buttinger
Makeup
Susanne Weichesmiller
Casting
Rita Waszilovics
Sound editor
Bernhard Bamberger
Production manager
Stephanie Wagner

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