Revanche (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Revanche (2008)
  • Rate: 7.6/10 total 5,791 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller
  • Release Date: 16 May 2008 (Austria)
  • Runtime: 121 min | Austria:117 min (DVD edition)
  • Filming Location: Austria
  • Director: Götz Spielmann
  • Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko and Andreas Lust
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)
  • Plot Keyword: Policeman | Farm | Bank | Robbery | Shower

Writing Credits By:

  • Götz Spielmann (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Austria’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.
  • This film has no soundtrack.
  • The literal English translation of the title is ‘revenge’, but it also has another meaning of ‘second chance’. If you play a game against someone and lose, you can ask for ‘revanche’, another game/ chance to beat your opponent.

Plot: Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. Full summary » |  »

Story: Ex-con Alex dreams about starting a new life with the Ukrainian prostitute Tamara. To do so, he wants to rob a bank erasing debts and making the flight towards the South possible. But Tamara is unintentionally shot on the escape by the coincidentally present policeman, Robert. Alex flees to the farm of his grandfather and learns that Robert lives close by…thoughts of revenge start to arise.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Sandra Bohle known as producer
  • Mathias Forberg known as producer
  • Götz Spielmann known as producer
  • Heinz Stussak known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Johannes Krisch known as Alex
  • Irina Potapenko known as Tamara
  • Andreas Lust known as Robert
  • Ursula Strauss known as Susanne
  • Johannes Thanheiser known as Grandfather Hausner (as Hannes Thanheiser)
  • Hanno Pöschl known as Konecny – Tamara's Boss
  • Magdalena Kropiunig known as Prostitute in Hotel
  • Toni Slama known as Tamara's Customer
  • Elisabetha Pejcinoska known as Cinderella Prostitute #1
  • Aniko Bärkanyi known as Cinderella Prostitute #2
  • Annamaria Haytö known as Cinderella Prostitute #3
  • Nicoletta Prokes known as Cinderella Prostitute #4
  • Rainer Gradischnig known as Harry – Man Beating Tamara
  • Haris Bilajbegovic known as Man stopping Harry
  • Aleksander Reljic-Bohigas known as Owner of Cinderella
  • Michael-Joachim Heiss known as Day Porter at Hotel
  • Günther Laha known as Night Porter at Hotel
  • Max Schmiedl known as Police Officer #1
  • Gerhard Liebmann Holzmann known as Police Officer #2
  • Johannes Zeiler known as Police Officer #3
  • Andreas Blauensteiner known as Police Officer #4
  • Martin Aschauer known as Police Officer #5
  • Sonja Lehninger known as Police Officer #6
  • Peter Brunner known as Trainer at Shooting Range
  • Thomas Radleff known as Police Detective
  • Alexander Lhotzky known as Bank Branch Manager
  • Doris Hindinger known as Bank Employee #1
  • Siegfried Auerböck known as Bank Employee #2
  • German Benedikt known as Bank Employee #3
  • Renate Suppan known as Bank Customer Service #1
  • Johann Wessner known as Bank Customer Service #2
  • Julia Schranz known as Pregnant Wife
  • Jana McKinnon known as Girl at Grill Party
  • Peter Josch known as Robert's Father
  • Linde Prelog known as Robert's Mother

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Susanne Weichesmiller known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Sebastian Thanheiser known as prop master

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Production Companies:

  • Prisma Film
  • Spielmannfilm

Other Companies:

  • Filmfonds Wien  funding
  • LISTO Videofilm  post-production (laboratory) (digital intermediate) (film recording) (digital cinema mastering)
  • Match Factory, The  sales agency

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Amstelfilm (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Continental Film (2009) (Slovenia) (theatrical)
  • Janus Films (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Janus Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Mozinet (2010) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Art Servis (2009) (Yugoslavia) (all media)
  • Arthaus (2009) (Norway) (all media)
  • Artificial Eye (2009) (UK) (all media)
  • Artplex Attica (2008) (Greece) (all media)
  • Cineworx (2008) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2010) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • Fandango (2009) (Italy) (all media)
  • Filmfreak Distributie (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Filmladen (2009) (Austria) (all media)
  • Laptv (2010) (Argentina) (TV)
  • MK2 Diffusion (2009) (France) (all media)
  • Movienet (2008) (Germany) (all media)
  • New Star (2009) (Greece) (all media)
  • Rialto Distribution (2009) (Australia) (all media)
  • Rialto Entertainment (2009) (New Zealand) (all media)
  • SBS Television (2009) (Australia) (TV)
  • Vadi Van Kris (2009) (Bulgaria) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Release Date:

  • Germany 10 February 2008 (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • Austria 16 May 2008
  • Czech Republic 4 July 2008 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
  • Mexico 21 August 2008 (Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey)
  • Finland 23 August 2008 (Espoo Film Festival)
  • Canada 5 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Czech Republic 5 October 2008 (German Language Film Festival)
  • Brazil 17 October 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • USA 22 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
  • USA 7 February 2009 (Portland International Film Festival)
  • USA 7 February 2009 (Spokane International Film Festival)
  • Germany 12 February 2009
  • France 11 March 2009
  • Norway 20 March 2009
  • Hong Kong 26 March 2009 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
  • USA 4 April 2009 (Wisconsin Film Festival)
  • Turkey 17 April 2009 (Istanbul Film Festival)
  • Denmark 25 April 2009 (CPHPIX Festival)
  • USA 1 May 2009 (New York City, New York)
  • Greece 10 September 2009
  • Finland 18 September 2009 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 24 September 2009
  • Slovenia 24 September 2009
  • Germany 2 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 4 December 2009 (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Russia 17 December 2009
  • Italy 5 February 2010
  • Argentina 6 March 2010 (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
  • Argentina 9 March 2010 (TV premiere)
  • Hungary 29 April 2010
  • UK 30 April 2010 (limited)
  • South Korea 18 November 2010

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