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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 ... Velocchio
Dorottya Udvaros ... Clarisse
Károly Eperjes ... Leutnant Schorm
Róbert Rátonyi Róbert Rátonyi ... Baron Ullmann
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

Radetzky-Marsch
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Written by Johann Strauss
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A great and under appreciated film!
11 April 2000 | by gratian-2See 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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