Istvan Szabo's powerful, Academy-Award winning film stars Klaus Maria Brandauer as an actor in pre-war Germany whose quest for success leads him to subordinate artistic ambition. He is ultimately drawn into a poisonous circle of evil from which he can no longer escape. The first in Szabo's war trilogy, followed by 'Colonel Redl' and 'Hanussen'.

Year: 1981
Genre: NZ Film Festivals, Drama, Eastern European Cinema, Film Festivals 1983
Country: Hungary
Director: Istvan Szabo
Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda
Duration: 135 Minutes
Rating: R13
Location in store: Foreign (Eastern Europe)



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