The son of a railway worker, Alfred Redl gets into the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s Military Academy thanks to his intelligence and tenacity. Hiding his homosexuality, and proving himself of great worth, he quickly climbs up through the ranks until Archduke Franz Ferdinand appoints him Head of the Secret Services…The screenplay is inspired in a real affair of espionage that took place just before World War I.
Writer & Director István Szabó
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Editor Zsuzsa Csákány
Music Zdenkó Tamássy
Cast Klaus Maria Brandauer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe
Sound György Fék
Source Hungarian National Film Archives