Colonel Redl Poster

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2001

R|2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
Loosely based on a true story, this film centers on an ambitious officer in the Austrian Army, Col. Redl (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who rises through the military ranks by informing on other soldiers for his own gain. He's made head of the intelligence division, rooting out traitors and spies -- and, at the same time, passing on military secrets to the Russians. Redl is also wracked with guilt concerning his homosexuality, which he keeps hidden, although some people have their suspicions.

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jan Niklas, Gudrun Landgrebe, Hans Christian Blech, László Mensáros, Andras Balint

Director: István Szabó

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Fall, Rise, Doctor, Soldier, Temptation, Moving, Wife, Transformation


Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Foreign Language Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Foreign Language Film