Colonel Redl* (Oberst Redl)
- 1984 ----- color ----- 144 min ----- vhs
Istvan Szabo's historical epic of intrigue continues his concern with responsibility and guilt established in Mephisto. Klaus Maria Brandauer stars in the story of Alfred Redl, the son of a poor railway worker who, before the start of World War I, through driving ambition, became the head of military intelligence and commander of the 8th Army in Prague. Recreates Redl's life from his childhood in military school to his mysterious end amidst rumours of deceit and adultery.
(In German with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features, War and Peace)