Colonel Redl (1985)
"Oberst Redl" (original title)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  4 October 1985 (USA)
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Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Christian Blech ...
von Roden
Gudrun Landgrebe ...
László Mensáros ...
Oberst Ruzitska
András Bálint ...
Dr. Sonnenschein
László Gálffi ...
Dorottya Udvaros ...
Károly Eperjes ...
Leutnant Schorm
Róbert Rátonyi ...
Baron Ullmann
Gábor Svidrony ...
Redl als Kind
Éva Szabó ...
Redls Mutter
Tamás Major ...
Baron Kubinyi
Mária Majláth ...
Baronin Kubinyi


Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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4 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Colonel Redl  »

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How did Austria-Hungary fell?
2 December 2013 | by (Sarajevo B&H) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film! They are so fantastic in describing how Austria-Hungary went from high to low in a short period of time. As a matter of fact when I move around territories which used to be part of Austria-Hungary that country was more successful country then are the countries that exist on its territory save may be Austria today.

The plot is great, shots of fantastic vistas of the former Empire and acting is excellent, especially EMB.

If you are history student of Austria-Hungary period this is a definitely film for you.

If you are from Austria or Hungary or other countries that inherited territories of the former Monarchy, you have to see this film, it is a part of your history.

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