Colonel Redl (German title Oberst Redl, Hungarian title Redl ezredes) is a 1985 Hungarian-Austrian historical drama directed by Hungarian director István Szabó. It stars Klaus Maria Brandauer as Alfred Redl, Colonel of Austro-Hungarian army, the head of the counter-intelligence branch of the Austro-Hungarian General Staff who was exposed as the leading spy for Russian military intelligence and committed suicide in May 1913. Contrary to known events, the film shows Redl not a spy but a victim of a plot, instrumented by Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985. Same year it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won the Jury Prize at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
The following weapons were used in the film Colonel Redl:
Percussion Dueling Pistol
Mannlicher M1895 Short Rifle
In the scene of exercises Austro-Hungarian soldiers mostly hold short version of Mannlicher M1895 rifle. These rifles are most likely 1930s conversion of Austrian (M95/30) or Hungarian (M95/31) origin. All rifles are fitted with standard M95M bayonets.
Mannlicher M1895 Carbine
Dragoons of Austro-Hungarian army carry Mannlicher M1895 Carbines. These carbines have sling swivels placed below stocks that allows to identify them as Stutzen carbines (Cavalry carbines had swivels placed on the side of stock).
Some Hungarian FEG 35M rifles are also seen. These rifles are also fitted with M95M bayonets despite the standard bayonet for 35M differs in size and shape.
Dummy Hand Grenade
In the scene of exercises Austro-Hungarian soldiers throw stick hand grenades. They bear resemblance with Austro-Hungarian Rohrhandgranate or German Stielhandgranate but are most likely generic mockups.
Austro-Hungarian artillery is seen in documentary footage of Great War.