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 Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje 4 episodes, 1994
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 Valerie von Taussig 4 episodes, 1994
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 Dr. Demant 4 episodes, 1994
Tilman Günther ...
 Carl Joseph von Trotta und Cipolje 4 episodes, 1994
Jean-Louis Richard ...
 Kapturak 4 episodes, 1994
Julia Stemberger ...
 Eva Demant 4 episodes, 1994
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 Catherine Slama 4 episodes, 1994
Friedrich W. Bauschulte ...
Ferenc Bács
Bruno Dallansky
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Gustl Halenke
Miguel Herz-Kestranek
Jan Kehár
Michèl Keller
Fritz Muliar ...
 Knopfmacher 4 episodes, 1994
Károly Mécs
Michael Schönborn ...
 Tattenbach 4 episodes, 1994
Ernst Stankovski
Alexander Strobele
Franz Tscherne
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 Graf Chojnicki 4 episodes, 1994
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At the battle of Solferino Joseph von Trotta, a lieutenant in the Slovenian infantry, is wounded while saving the life of the young Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph I. The Emperor rewards him by elevating him in society to a position quite out of keeping with his social rank, and which entirely alienates him from his farming background: Joseph gets promoted to the rank of captain, and is made a member of the nobility. Years later Joseph von Trotta accidentally finds a description of the battle that changed his life in a text-book belonging to his son Franz. Enraged at the over-emotional, patriotic and sentimental way in which the Emperor's rescue at the hands of "the Hero of Solferino" is depicted, he lodges a complaint at the Imperial Court. During an audience, the Emperor, displaying a certain degree of resignation, attempts to convince him that myths are both justifiable and necessary. Joseph, however, discovers "that it was nothing else but craftiness that assured the existence of ... Written by Anonymous

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Radetzky March  »

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Brilliant adaptation of a great novel
17 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is shameful that both Joseph Roth's novel and Axel Corti's film of that novel are not much better known. Additionally,. the performances down the line are first-rate with special consideration for Gert Voss' Count Chojnicki and the much underrated French actor Claude Rich as Dr. Demant.

If the era of the Habsburgs in decline is of interest, then see this miniseries if at all possible.

Lastly, Zbigniew Preisner's score is staggeringly fine. If anyone should know where one could obtain a CD of it, please do not hesitate to contact me. He is writing some of the finest film music today.;


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