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

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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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Hans Christian Blech ...
von Roden
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Thronfolger
Gudrun Landgrebe ...
Katalin
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Christoph
László Mensáros ...
Oberst Ruzitska
András Bálint ...
Dr. Sonnenschein
László Gálffi ...
Velocchio
Dorottya Udvaros ...
Clarisse
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
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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 head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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COLONEL REDL (Istvan Szabo, 1985) ***
22 March 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

The second of director Istvan Szabo's collaborations with actor Klaus Maria Brandauer (I have also watched the first, MEPHISTO [1981, but not the third, HANUSSEN [1988]) is a well-mounted and stately production, typically meticulous and thought-provoking, highlighting the actor's towering leading performance. Once again examining the country's history at the time of a major upheaval (the eve of WWI) and with Brandauer - very ably inhabiting every facet of his complex role - giving another subtle, compelling portrayal of misjudged pride and the shameful exposure (thankfully, the homosexual angle of the plot is barely stressed) at the hands of the regime he had devoted his life to serving.


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