MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,046 this week

Taking Sides (2001)

 -  Drama | Music | War  -  7 March 2002 (Germany)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 2,620 users   Metascore: 61/100
Reviews: 38 user | 39 critic | 26 from Metacritic.com

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 14 Oct 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Taking Sides" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Taking Sides (2001)

Taking Sides (2001) 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 Taking Sides.
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Colonel Redl (1985)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Hanussen (1988)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mail for translation. A haboru vegen a folyoparton felboritva fekszik egy sarga villamos. Elgyotort, rongyos, otthontalan emberek verodnek ossze egy csapatba, sinre ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Ági Mészáros, Maja Komorowska, Franciszek Pieczka
Meeting Venus (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor (Arestrup) attempts to mount a bold new production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Kiri Te Kanawa
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
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two young and attractive social workers/nuns bring fresh air into a city missionary station, but are also challenged by lust and money, offered by a millionaire.

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Lea Mornar, Heike Makatsch, Moritz Bleibtreu
Lovefilm (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Jansci reminiscences about Kata his childhood friend in pre-WWII Budapest, They are separated as a result of WWII. Reunited as adults, they struggle with whether they will stay in each others lives.

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Judit Halász, András Bálint, Edit Kelemen
Germanikus (2004)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Hanns Christian Müller
Stars: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Rufus Beck
Fandango (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Nicolette Krebitz, Moritz Bleibtreu, Richy Müller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: István Szabó
Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jancsi Oláh is in the transitional phase between adolescence and adultness. He is born in 1938, and is now getting his first employment as an electronic engineer. On some TV-screens he ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: András Bálint, Ilona Béres, Judit Halász
Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Haunted by disturbing dreams, Paris questions his relation with Maya. The alluring women he can't seem to remember ever meeting.

Director: Steven Hadjez
Stars: Gabriel Ackerman, Augie Duke, Frank Leboeuf
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lt. David Wills
Birgit Minichmayr ...
Emmi Straube
...
Helmut Alfred Rode, 2nd violinist
Oleg Tabakov ...
Colonel Dymshitz
Hanns Zischler ...
Rudolf Otto Werner, oboist
...
Schlee, timpanist
...
August Zirner ...
Captain Ed Martin
Daniel White ...
Sergeant Adams
Thomas Thieme ...
Reichsminister
...
Colonel Green
...
Major Richards
Robin Renucci ...
Captain Vernay
Edit

Storyline

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 30s, Furtwangler's reputation rivaled that of Toscanini's. After the war, he was investigated as part of the Allies' de-Nazification programme. In the bombed-out Berlin of the immediate post-war period, the Allies slowly bring law and order--and justice--to bear on an occupied Germany. An American major is given the Furtwangler file, and is told to find everything he can and to prosecute the man ruthlessly. Tough and hard-nosed, Major Steve Arnold sets out to investigate a world of which he knows nothing. Orchestra members vouch for Furtwangler's morality--he did what he could to protect Jewish players from his orchestra. To the Germans, deeply respectful of their musical heritage, Furtwangler was a demigod; to Major Arnold, he is just a lying, weak-willed Nazi. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A torto o a ragione  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,051 (USA) (5 September 2003)

Gross:

$188,952 (USA) (12 March 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Major Arnold is listening to the recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, the record finishes the first movement and carries straight on to the second. Long playing albums, which ran at 33 1/3 rpm, were introduced in 1948, but the record shown is a 78 rpm one. The performance of the 5th Symphony would have been on a set of five 78 rpm records, one movement each, split over the two sides. It should not be possible for the second movement to start without the record being changed. See more »

Connections

Edited into Taking Sides Again (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

2ND MOVEMENT
(from STRING QUARTETS IN C MAJOR, D.956)
Music by Franz Schubert
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazing - a film that makes you think!
24 November 2002 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Be warned. This is not a frothy feel-good movie, not by any measure, unless what makes you feel good is a complex examination of the human psyche.

Fantastic acting, powerful story. Harvey Keitel stands out as the man who thinks he is punishing evil, but from many perspectives seems to be inflicting it at the same time.

If you have a brain, see it.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
music in this movie zizimouse
Taking Sides Ell-4
Church location paulthompson
Only just watched this origamiuk
Discuss Taking Sides (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?