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The Take ()


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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.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matilde Adorno ...
Herself - Worker
Michel Camadessus ...
Himself
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Gustavo Cordera ...
Himself (singer) (as Bersuit)
Freddy Espinoza ...
Himself (president of La Forja)
Raul Godoy ...
Himself
Néstor Kirchner ...
Himself
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Herself (also narrator)
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Himself (also narrator)
Celia Martinez ...
Herself
Carlos Saúl Menem ...
Himself (as Carlos Menem)
Lalo Paret ...
Himself (activist)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Jorge Rimondi ...
Himself (Judge)
Anoop Singh ...
Himself (Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department)
Luis Zamara ...
Himself
Luis Zanón ...
Himself

Directed by

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Avi Lewis

Written by (WGA)

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Naomi Klein ... ()

Produced by

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Laszlo Barna ... executive producer
Silva Basmajian ... producer
Naomi Klein ... producer (as Naomi Lewis)
Avi Lewis ... producer
Katie McKenna ... co-producer

Music by

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David Wall

Cinematography by

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Mark Ellam

Editorial Department

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Andrea Chlebak ... digital film transfer

Sound Department

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Stefan Fraticelli ... foley artist
Jason Milligan ... sound
Dwayne Newman ... re-recording mixer
Geoff Raffan ... adr editor / adr recordist / dialogue editor
Brian Schwarz ... foley editor / foley recordist / sound effects editor
Rob Hutchins ... studio assistant (uncredited)

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Lee Towndrow ... main title designer

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John Jordan ... second camera operator
Robin McKenna ... second camera operator

Other crew

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Danny Webber ... legal counsel

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Occupy. Resist. Produce. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Die Übernahme (Germany)
  • Fabrikerna tillhör oss (Finland, Swedish title)
  • I katalipsi (Greece)
  • Tehtaat ovat meidän (Finland)
  • Gyárfoglalás (Hungary)
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  • 87 min
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