A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revancheis 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 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.
Warning: This film contains graphic content and may be upsetting and/or offensive to some people.
Additional Reading: http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/1372-revanche-revival-of-the-fittest
If you are a student or a professor:Watch now
If you are a librarian or a professor: