Revanche: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (2008) / Region A
Revanche: The Criterion Collection

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Revanche: The Criterion Collection

A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions,

Revanche is the stunning, Oscar-nominated international

breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Gotz Spielmann. In a ragged

section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex (the mesmerizing

Johannes Krisch) works as an assistant 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.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 17 2009
  • Production Year 2008
  • Empire SKU 1506552
  • UPC Code 715515051217
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New video interview with Spielmann
The Making of
Foreign Land (Fremdland), Spielmann’s award-winning student short film
U.S. theatrical trailer
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Armond White


  • Audio
    German DTS-HD MA Surround
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

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