America is a revenge culture: Revenge the television series, revenge porn, revenge games in sports...vengeance is a mainstay of foreign policy and a thematic obsession for film, television, and female pop-musicians.
As the film opens, we see the restless Adele Bloch-Bauer sitting for a portrait by Gustav Klimt. Who would have guessed that a family portrait would become the center of an Austrian identity crisis? Especially a portrait of a Jewish woman. In 1998, Maria Altmann's sister Louisa is laid to rest. A