Oberst Redl (Colonel Redl)
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Oberst Redl (Colonel Redl)
The second film in the trilogy made by director Istvan Szabo and actor Klaus Maria Brandauer -- hammocked between Mephisto and Hanussen -- Colonel Redl continues Mephisto's fascination with a man overwhelmed by history. In that film, Brandauer played an actor who tried to ignore the rise of the Third Reich, and here he's an ambitious military officer in pre-World War I Austria whose career path is set early on. In military school, he's forced to inform on a student who's the source of a practical joke; though he beats himself up for being a Judas, he soon realizes that to rise… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Brandauer renders a strong performance in this biopic of the Jewish and gay military officer, though the film is not as powerful or richly detailed as his portrait in Mephisto, also directed by Szabo."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Worth watching for Klaus Maria Brandeur's performance. He's a riveting actor."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Rides on the strong and intense performance by Klaus Maria Brandaur."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
More reviews for Oberst Redl (Colonel Redl) on Rotten Tomatoes