|Starring:||Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss, Andreas Lust, Hannes Thanheiser|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||09 Aug 2010|
|Main languages:||German, Russian|
Most helpful review
simple precise elegant naturalBy Tuttle (27 reviews) from Newdigate , 11 Aug 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]In the 'Making of' extra, the director Gotz Spielman is worrying about a technically difficult shot. But things turn out well and he smiles at the camera and says 'simple, precise, elegant, natural'. And that could describe the whole film. It has great balance amongst the characters, faultless acting and an unpredictable story.The question is, why aren't all films this good? I guess it's easy when you know how. If you like European cinema and you haven't seen it yet, put it on your list and look forward to it.
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So Much Wood ChoppingBy buffyrules (368 reviews) from southend on sea , 12 Nov 2013There's no doubt that this film had merit but ultimately it just doesn't stand up. The real problem here is that it is trying be a punchy thriller and an arty cult slow paced piece. This combination does this film no favours at all! It's a shame but ultimately leaves you cold and a little bit exhausted.
Less is moreBy NunkyTed (29 reviews) , 29 Sep 2013Sparsely told tale but all the better for it. I'd have left this review at that but a minimum of 20 words are required so I'll just add that it is well worth a watch. If you want more the other positive reviews say it all.
surprisingly goodBy a customer , 19 Dec 2012a good film beautifully shot, acted and paced. Some stellar performances from Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss, Andreas Lust and Hannes Thanheiser. I'm surprised it didn't win any Oscars.
A gentle, complex but deeply affecting filmBy a customer , 16 Feb 2012A gentle, complex but deeply affecting film. Beautifully paced and rewards the viewers patience for bearing with the plot line.
action that creeps alongBy a customer , 21 Sep 2011A cool decidedly cold tale of 'revanche', played out in the Austrian countryside. Nothing at all overstated about any parts of the film, but it is engaging and well-played. Just don't expect revenge Steven Segal-style!