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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 »

Director:

István Szabó

Writers:

István Szabó (screenplay), Péter Dobai (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Alfred Redl
Hans Christian Blech ... von Roden
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Thronfolger
Gudrun Landgrebe ... Katalin
Jan Niklas ... Christoph
László Mensáros ... Oberst Ruzitska
András Bálint András Bálint ... Dr. Sonnenschein
László Gálffi László Gálffi ... Velocchio
Dorottya Udvaros Dorottya Udvaros ... Clarisse
Károly Eperjes Károly Eperjes ... Leutnant Schorm
Róbert Rátonyi Róbert Rátonyi ... Baron Ullmann
Gábor Svidrony Gábor Svidrony ... Redl als Kind
Éva Szabó Éva Szabó ... Redls Mutter
Tamás Major Tamás Major ... Baron Kubinyi
Mária Majláth Mária Majláth ... Baronin Kubinyi
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Language:

German

Release Date:

4 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colonel Redl See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,357, 6 October 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,059,508
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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


Soundtracks

Wiener Blut
Written by Johann Strauss
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How did Austria-Hungary fell?
2 December 2013 | by petarmaticSee all my reviews

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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