Revanche is a 2008 Austrian production that was good enough to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It didn’t win, but that isn’t something to be held against a film.
It isn’t an easy film to describe without edging too far into spoiler territory. It has English subtitles but the film isn’t about what the characters say. Instead what they do, and what they feel is paramount.
To give you a little bit of an introduction or set up can be done in just a few sentences. Tamara is working in a brothel in Vienna. Alex also works in the brothel as a combination of bouncer, driver, handyman, and go-fer for the big boss. Alex and Tamara are lovers.
Alex has a plan, actually a few of them. Have a look at the trailer near the end of the review.
Robert is a small town policeman. His wife Susanne works in a groceries store as well as being a housewife. She and her husband want to have children but it isn’t happening.