Twenty years after a man raped her when she was only thirteen years old, Emma, Rakel Hamre hangs herself.
Mad with grief, her older sister Rebekka, Siren Jørgensen (“Play”, “Lilyhammer (TV)”) decides to take revenge on the man at the source of her sister’s pain, Morten, Frode Winther (“Borderliner (TV)”, “Nokas”).
He is now the manager of a hotel in a beautiful fjord, living there with his wife Nina, Maria Bock (“Stup”, “Lilyhammer (TV)”) and their baby.
Under the false identity of a journalist for a travel magazine, Rebekka befriends Morten and the rest of the town and starts plotting a scheme to expose the man’s secrets.
Revenge is a suspenseful and captivating revenge thriller by director Kjersti Steinsbø (“Liten Knute (Short)”, “Forlat oss var skyld (Short)”) based on Ingvar Ambjørnsen’s book, Doll in the Ceiling.
Every character is intriguing and all of the dialogue, especially during the first part of the movie, seem to be full of secrets and hidden motives; the viewer assesses how trustworthy each person looks to be at the same time as Rebekka does, while also not letting her off the hook either – while Rebekka is far from full insanity, she is clearly not sane either.
The small effortless smile she constantly wears on her lips as an attempt to look friendly ironically betrays the grief and anger she is hiding, looking more like a mask than a genuine warmness, and her nights are filled with dreams of her sister.