About

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.

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Directed by

István Szabó

Written by

John Osborne (Screenplay)
Péter Dobai (Writer)

Runtime

132 minutes

Country

Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia

Language

German

Cast

Keywords

homosexuality austria-hungary military officer treason