The Best Klaus Maria Brandauer Movies

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List of the best Klaus Maria Brandauer movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Klaus Maria Brandauer's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Klaus Maria Brandauer movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Klaus Maria Brandauer movies will be at the top of the list. Klaus Maria Brandauer has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Klaus Maria Brandauer movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Klaus Maria Brandauer films to end the squabble once and for all.

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  • Burning Secret
    Faye Dunaway, Klaus Maria Brandauer, David Eberts
    8 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Andrew Birkin
    American Sonya Tuchman (Faye Dunaway) has traveled to a Viennese sanatorium in hopes of curing her sickly son, Edmund (David Eberts), of his chronic asthma. At the facility, Sonya and Edmund become entranced with Baron Alexander von Hauenstein (Klaus Maria Brandauer). After entertaining young Edmund, the baron falls for Sonya, who is in a loveless marriage. But Edmund, overcome with jealousy, may take action in a way that could devastate everyone in this unorthodox triangle.

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  • Mephisto
    Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági
    16 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: István Szabó
    Hendrik Hoefgen (Klaus Maria Brandauer) craves center stage. After years spent slogging it out in provincial theaters, he's grown sufficiently desperate that when the Nazi party effectively offers to make him a star, he doesn't hesitate. Great roles and plenty of praise accumulate quickly, and Hendrik revels in his success. He dreams of ultimately playing Mephisto, and to that end blithely overlooks the profound moral compromises of his situation.

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  • Out of Africa
    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer
    18 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
    In Out of Africa, Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), a Danish baroness, navigates the complexities of life in 20th-century colonial Kenya. She embarks on an ill-fated marriage to Baron Bror Blixen (Klaus Maria Brandauer), a womanizing nobleman, but finds solace in her passionate love affair with big-game hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). The movie, a sweeping romantic drama set against the stunning backdrop of East Africa's landscapes, won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is based on Blixen's autobiographical novel. It explores themes of love, loss and personal transformation amidst cultural clashes and natural beauty.

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  • Colonel Redl
    Armin Mueller-Stahl, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jan Niklas
    12 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: István Szabó
    Colonel Redl is a 1985 drama film by Hungarian director István Szabó. The plot, set in the period before World War I, follows the rise of Alfred Redl, an officer in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Redl, who comes from a humble background, enters military school as a boy and has an illustrious military career pushed forward by his loyalty to the crown. He is appointed the head of an intelligence gathering unit, but his attraction to men eventually causes his downfall. The screenplay, loosely inspired from British playwright John Osborne's play A Patriot for Me, charts the rise of inter-ethnic tensions in Austro-Hungary, which were to bring about the assassination in Sarajevo and the empire eventual disintegration. The film stars Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jan Niklas and Gudrun Landgrebe. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 1985.
  • Hanussen
    Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági
    10 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: István Szabó
    Austrian soldier Klaus Schneider (Klaus Maria Brandauer) is shot in the head during combat in World War I. As he recovers under the watch of Dr. Bettleheim (Erland Josephson), Schneider discovers he has the ability to read minds and see the future. Renaming himself Erik Jan Hanussen, he uses his new abilities to make money in Germany as a mind reader. Soon, Hanussen predicts the rise of Hitler and World War II, which raises his profile while also endangering his life.
  • White Fang
    Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Cassel
    9 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
    This adaptation of Jack London's wilderness tale focuses on young Jack Conroy (Ethan Hawke), who has arrived in Alaska to search for a gold mine. When Jack encounters White Fang, a dog/wolf hybrid who has been cruelly treated by his owner, Beauty Smith (James Remar), he rescues the canine from the jaws of death during a fight with a fierce bulldog. Aided by his friend Alex Larson (Klaus Maria Brandauer), Jack nurses White Fang back to health, and the animal becomes a close companion to the men.

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