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 ... See full summary »




3 wins. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Radetzkymarsch (TV Movie 1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Director: Michael Kehlmann
Stars: Leopold Rudolf, Helmuth Lohner, Hertha Martin
Mlyn i krzyz (2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

Director: Lech Majewski
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling
Jerusalem (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The beginning of the 20th century. Gertrud and Ingmar are in love with each other. While Ingmar is away during the winter, a religious wave spreads in the area. Also Gertrud becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August
Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Ulf Friberg, Pernilla August
Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie 1976)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this mystery, Holmes pursues his archenemy Moriarty to New York City, in which the villainous scoundrel has carried out the ultimate bank robbery. Meanwhile, Holmes enjoys a blossoming ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Roger Moore, John Huston, Patrick Macnee
Great Expectations (TV Movie 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling
Private Confessions (TV Movie 1996)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann
Stars: Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Joy Fleury
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Myriem Roussel, Andrzej Zulawski
Sleepless (2001)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli


Series cast summary:
 Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje (4 episodes, 1994)
 Valerie von Taussig (4 episodes, 1994)
 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)
 Catherine Slama (4 episodes, 1994)
Friedrich W. Bauschulte ...
 Emperor (4 episodes, 1994)
Ferenc Bács
(4 episodes, 1994)
Bruno Dallansky
(4 episodes, 1994)
 Wagner (4 episodes, 1994)
Gustl Halenke
(4 episodes, 1994)
Miguel Herz-Kestranek
(4 episodes, 1994)
Jan Kehár
(4 episodes, 1994)
Michèl Keller
(4 episodes, 1994)
(4 episodes, 1994)
Fritz Muliar ...
 Knopfmacher (4 episodes, 1994)
Károly Mécs
(4 episodes, 1994)
(4 episodes, 1994)
Michael Schönborn ...
 Tattenbach (4 episodes, 1994)
Ernst Stankovski
(4 episodes, 1994)
Alexander Strobele
(4 episodes, 1994)
Franz Tscherne
(4 episodes, 1994)
(4 episodes, 1994)
 Graf Chojnicki (4 episodes, 1994)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | History




| |


Release Date:

25 December 1994 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Radetzky March  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.;

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: