The racial and sexual politics of America would never have allowed my selection to be made in 1947 Hollywood without beating us over the head with A Lesson or A Message. And even with the lessons some thing would STILL be lost in translation. Let me take you into my thoughts on director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s “QUAI DES ORFÈVRES.”
In early July I jumped on the Criterion Collection’s DVD sale at Barnes & Noble, and picked up an Austrian film called “REVANCHE” ( 2008 ). You can find it on Amazon. Directed by Götz Spielmann in a very slow and deliberate way, the film features a European cast including: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss and Hannes Thanheiser. How am I going to tell you about this? I really don’t want to reveal any spoilers because I want the movie to unfold for you as it gloriously did for me.