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Plot, Details & Awards

Revanche

Not Rated In Theaters 05/1/2009 , 121min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Melbourne International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Melbourne International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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