Austrian Crime: Revanche

The 2008 Austrian film Revanche, written and directed by Götz Spielmann, is a wonderful nourish crime thriller that was nominated for best foreign film at the 2009 Academy Awards. It is a love story between an Austrian ex-con and a Ukrainian prostitute that get involved in a bank robbery. The story has an inevitability about it up to a certain point and then it goes into a very different and unpredictable direction. Johannes Krisch as Alex the ex-con and Irina Potapenko as the prostitute are both excellent in the film.


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