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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
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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