Leytonstone Film Club Presents:
Dir: Götz Spielmann. Austria, 2008; 121 min.
2009 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
“In Vienna’s demi-monde, ex-con Alex (Johannes Krisch) serves as a flunky for sleazy brothel owner Konecny (Hanno Poeschl) while secretly carrying on… In Vienna’s demi-monde, ex-con Alex (Johannes Krisch) serves as a flunky for sleazy brothel owner Konecny (Hanno Poeschl) while secretly carrying on an affair with Ukrainian prostitute Tamara (Irina Potapenko). Meanwhile, in a small village some hours away that’s home to Alex’s elderly grandfather (Hannes Thanheiser), athletic cop Robert (Andreas Lust) and shopkeeper wife Susanne (Ursula Strauss) live a rural idyll in which they lack only offspring.When Alex, in disguise, robs a bank in Robert’s village, the fallout connects them in complex ways. Afterward, taking refuge on his grandfather’s farm at the edge of the woods, Alex finds his gnawing despair leavened by the old man’s simple work ethic — and friendly neighbor Susanne’s warm optimism.” (rottentomatoes.com)
Reviews – 96% Approved (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10009738-revanche/)
Wednesday 3rd November 2010, 19:45 – 21:45.
Leytonstone Library, Church Lane, E11
Tickets £5 (£3 concessions). * Includes free glass of wine at Star of India after the screening.