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Colonel Redl (1985)

Oberst Redl (original title)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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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4 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Colonel Redl  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Lancaster had tried to mount a version in the 50's. See more »


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Radetzky-Marsch
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Written by Johann Strauss
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A great and under appreciated film!
11 April 2000 | by (Near Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This film evokes powerfully the period and place in which it is set. Its plot is both interesting and intelligent. The acting is of the highest calibre; both Klaus Maria Brandauer and Gudrun Landgrebe are both world class artists. Viewers should see more German film. This is a stunning piece of work by a director of great insight and ability.


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