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Dir. István Szabó - 1985 - 151m - Hungary, Germany, Austria - In German with English subtitles

"István Szabó led his country's cinema from relative obscurity to one of the best and most innovative film industries in Europe." - Roger Ebert

Set in the lead up to WWI, Szabó's Cannes Grand Jury-winning Colonel Redl charts the rise of Alfred Redl to head of counter-intelligence of the Austro-Hungarian Army. His hidden homosexuality, however, is used against him by enemies of the state, putting both his professional standing and his country's security in dire straits. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985, the third of four such Academy Award nominations Szabó's films earned.

"At the center is Klaus Maria Brandauer delivering a dazzling, virtuoso performance." - The Times

"Fascinating." - David Denby, New York Magazine

"Visually brilliant...Brandauer at his very best." - David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor

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