MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,485 this week

The Take (2004)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 999 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 16 user | 27 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 55 titles
created 31 Mar 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Take" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Take (2004)

The Take (2004) on IMDb 7.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Take.
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas
Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Fernando E. Solanas
Bad Guy (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In busy downtown Seoul, a thuggish young man notices a fresh-faced college student who sits on a bench. He stares then sits next to her. She looks at him as if he's vermin, rises and walks ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Won Seo, Yun-tae Kim
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Greene
Stars: Barrie Zwicker, James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Documentary | Drama | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

On September 17 2011, a worldwide social movement was born in New York City. This film documents who they are and what they protest.

Director: Corey Ogilvie
Stars: Makh Aten, Andy Bichlbaum, Noam Chomsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Martin, John Pilger, and 1 more credit »
Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende
The Take (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Drawing surprising connections between market methods and CIA torture techniques developed in the 1950s, the film explores how well-known events of the recent past have been theaters for the shock doctrine, from Pinochet's coup in Chile, to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to the war in Iraq today.

Director: Jonás Cuarón
Stars: Naomi Klein
Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dov Ellia
Stars: Regis Truchy, Eudes Toussaint, Leïla Chateau
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.

Directors: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain
Stars: Hugo Chávez, Pedro Carmona, Jesse Helms
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Matilde Adorno ...
Herself - Worker
Michel Camadessus ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Gustavo Cordera ...
Himself (singer) (as Bersuit)
Freddy Espinoza ...
Himself (president of La Forja)
Raul Godoy ...
Himself
Néstor Kirchner ...
Himself
...
Herself (also narrator)
Avi Lewis ...
Himself (also narrator)
Celia Martinez ...
Herself
Carlos Saúl Menem ...
Himself (as Carlos Menem)
Lalo Paret ...
Himself (activist)
Juan Domingo Perón ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jorge Rimondi ...
Himself (Judge)
Anoop Singh ...
Himself (Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department)
Edit

Storyline

In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - the take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale. With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Occupy. Resist. Produce.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Die Übernahme  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

(archive footage)|
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The real "Yes We Can"
12 July 2009 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

This documentary is the real "Yes, We Can", only instead of an empty political statement it's a true demonstration of "How You Can" make a real change.

When someone tells you that an enterprise cannot run without a boss and a hierarchy of power, don't believe them. Just let them watch "The Take" (La Toma) and see how it's possible to replace the "hierarchy of power" with a "network of cooperation". At first, I didn't believe it myself, but now I know it's possible. Imagine workers cooperating and taking decisions by voting, effectively managing a successful enterprise. Even if the people are inexperienced at first, even if they disagree sometimes, things can be worked out.

"The Take" simply shows something that Capitalism says cannot exist, something that's supposedly impossible: people cooperating for a common purpose, dividing profits equally, taking decisions democratically and managing the enterprise successfully. No leaders, no power struggles, just cooperation. The incentive is the common success, not just personal gain.

"The Take" is even more topical today in the so-called Global financial crisis, because it poses the question: "what should happen to a failed business? Should it be bailed out by the people only to repeat the same mistakes again? Should it be liquidated and sold for scrap metal, leaving the workers without jobs? Or should everything start anew, but this time as a democratic cooperation between workers?" So next time a business fails and the government decides to take your money to save a corporation, know that you have the right to say "NO, I deserve to be compensated. Your factory will do nicely."

I simply cannot express how inspiring and eye-opening this documentary is, you just have to see it for yourself.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
nice try, but no andwhynot
workers not too happy with this film espiralcosmico
I'm skeptical of Ted W's 'Naive and Clueless' review.... Delysid
Soundtrack 21bostoncalifornia
review lgorman-2
Discuss The Take (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page