Colonel Redl [Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century]

Istvan Szabo (director, screenwriter)
Peter Dobai (screenwriter)
John Osborne (playwright)
Klaus Maria Brandauer, Gudrun Landgrebe, Hans-Christian Blech (starring)

Hungary: MA-Film, Circa 1985. Film treatment for the 1985 film, here seen under the working title "Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century."

Loosely based on John Osborne's 1965 play "A Patriot for Me." A dramatization of the life of Alfred Redl, a former peasant and closeted gay man who climbs the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian military, eventually becoming Chief of Military Intelligence. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

Set and shot on location in Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.

Green titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director-screenwriter Istvan Szabo and screenwriter Peter Dobai, and playwright John Osborne. 16 leaves, with last page of text numbered 12. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with light soil to the rear wrapper, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #146382]