Miami Beach Cinematheque. From Jul 24th through 26th, 2009. 8:30 p.m.
The Austrian film Revanche, directed by Götz Spielmann in 2008 and featuring Johannes Krisch, Irena Potapenko and Andreas Lust, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque in collaboration with Emerging Pictures.
At once a gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revanche is the stunning, Oscar–nominated, international breakthrough film from Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann.
In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex 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.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139