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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.
1985 | Winner: Jury Prize
1985 | Competition
1986 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
1986 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
1986 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film
Quite good, but if it's based on the same source as John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me" then it's way out. Still enjoyable and Edna gives it 3.5/5.