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by Götz Spielmann


A story about guilt and revenge set against the backdrop of Vienna’s demimonde and rural Austria. Alex is a driver and henchman for brothel owner Konecny. He is having a secret affair with one of the girls working at the brothel – Tamara from the Ukraine. Their love for each other is not the only bond – they are both determined to escape their current wretched situation. The time for their escape dawns when Konecny allows one his underworld buddies to brutally mistreat Tamara.

international title: Revanche
original title: Revanche
country: Austria
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Götz Spielmann
film run: 121'
release date: AT 16/05/2008, DE 12/02/2009, FR 11/03/2009, NO 20/03/2009, UK 20/03/2009, IT 05/03/2010
screenplay: Götz Spielmann
cast: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss, Johannes Thanheiser
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Karina Ressler
producer: Mathias Forberg, Heinz Stussak, Sandra Bohle, Götz Spielmann
production: Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Spielmannfilm
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Filmladen, Movienet Film, MK2 Distribution, Fandango Distribuzione, Clorofilm Srl


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2008 Panorama Special

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