MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,481 this week

Spider's Web (1989)
"Das Spinnennetz" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 172 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Ulrich Muhe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 27 Apr 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 228 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 28 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Spider's Web" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spider's Web (1989)

Spider's Web (1989) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spider's Web.
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Seven Minutes (1989)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.

Director: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Rebecca Miller, Brian Dennehy
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Alek is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who was a talented boxer in his day, but he was not allowed on the Soviet national team because he was a Jew. Depressed and discouraged, he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adrian Pasdar, Wesley Snipes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This symbol-filled story, filmed with sensuous detail and nuance, is set in Austria in the 1920s. While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat's lonely 12-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Birkin
Stars: David Eberts, Faye Dunaway, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Twenties: The German Fuhrmann family spend their holidays in Italy again. The country is full of mysteries in that time. The Fuhrmann's have to realize the upcoming and growing fascism ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Stars: Julian Sands, Anna Galiena, Jan Wachtel
Mephisto (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági
Stormy Monday (1988)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting
Silver City (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Chris Cooper, Thora Birch, Maria Bello
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: András Fricsay Kali Son, Antonia Reininghaus, Armando Brancia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Ingrid Resch, Thomas Braut, Anja Böckmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Fred Düren, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Jörg Gudzuhn
Utz (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fisher, a fine art dealer, goes to Prague after the death of a friend, the Baron von Utz, to see if he can obtain some of the pieces of the Baron's priceless Meissen porcelain collection. ... See full summary »

Director: George Sluizer
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brenda Fricker, Peter Riegert
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Theodor Lohse
...
Benjamin Lenz
...
Baron von Rastchuk
Andrea Jonasson ...
Rahel Efrussi
Corinna Kirchhoff ...
Else von Schlieffen
Elisabeth Endriss ...
Anna
Ullrich Haupt ...
Baron von Köckwitz
Agnes Fink ...
Mutter Lohse
András Fricsay Kali Son ...
Klitsche
Ernst Stötzner ...
Günter
Peter Roggisch ...
Prinz Heinrich
Rolf Henniger ...
Aaron Efrussi
Hans Korte ...
Geheimrat Hugenberg
Kyra Mladeck ...
Frau von Köckwitz
Hark Bohm ...
Dada-Künstler
Edit

Storyline

Ulrich Muhe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The shameless man's story is contrasted with that of his polar opposite, a Jewish anarchist. Written by Jiilo_Kim

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Im Netz der Intrigen

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A pók hálója  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A perfect reflection of the late Twenties in Germany
28 October 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This film is based on a novel of the famous writer Joseph Roth. Director Bernhard Wicki, born in 1919, had a pretty good idea about the German society in the late Twenties. Personally he had to suffer under the NAZI regime and had to spend some years in a concentration camp, just for making a remark about Göring's wife ("Die Hohe Frau ist eine fette Sau"(The Lady is a fat pig)).

The political background of the story was certainly the frustration of many Germans about the Versailles Treaty which lead to an exaggerated nationalistic feeling, especially among the aristocrats and wealthy land owners. Wicki describes this general development based on single fates and analyzes therewith the unhealthy situation in Germany which ended in the takeover of the political and individual life by the Nazis.

The cast is first class: Ulrich Mühe (who won the "Oscar" award for his role in the movie "Das Leben der Anderen"), Armin Müller-Stahl and not to forget Klaus Maria Brandauer.

The main figure - Theodor Lohse(Mühe) - is a typical example for a young man who simply tries to meliorate his personal situation and just wants to live a better life. His only chance is to unconditionally surrender to the influential and wealthy class which dictates the political and daily life in Germany.

Wicki shows analytically the suspension which leads Lohse more and more in a criminal life where there is no escape. This 3 hour movie is full of historical details which give an excellent picture of the mood and situation in these days. For a non German this story might be rather complicated and hard to follow if he is not familiar with the newer German history of the late Twenties and early Thirties of the past century.

I can only recommend this film which is full of suspense, to everybody who is interested in the history of our country.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Spider's Web (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?