22 December 2017 | OJT
Tense and realistic tale of retribution
Revenge (original Norwegian title Hevn) is a rape revenge flick based upon Ingvar Ambjørnsen-novel "Dukken i taket", and the debut feature of film maker Kjersti G. Steinsbø.
Under false identity Rebekka takes in at an idyllic small country hotel by the Norwegian fjords. Saying she is a travel correspondent, she is taken in as a queen.
but she has false pretentions. She is seeking revenge of her sister's rape back when she was thirteen years old. She is ready to ruin the perpetrators life. How far is she willing to go?
The film has many strong points, not only the breath taking western Norwegian nature, but also the tension which builds up slowly.
I liked it, still the film is afr from being a perfect revenge flick.
Difficult to point out what's not making the mark, but if you are patient, you'll get your reward.