Down 214,089 this week

The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005)

 |  Documentary
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 6 users  
Reviews: write review

A dramatic, behind-the-scene-story about the building of Santiago Calatravas Turning Torso in Malmö. A 190 meter high, twisted residential building which was appointed "worlds best residential building project" at Mipim in Cannes, 2005.


0Check in

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 15 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
a list of 27 titles
created 24 Sep 2013
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 73 titles
created 9 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005)

The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005) on IMDb 6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations--such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library ... See full summary »

Directors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Min Tesch
Bikes vs Cars (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it?

Director: Fredrik Gertten
Coast Modern (2012)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome produced by Twofold Films. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Bernard, Gavin Froome
Bananas!* (2009)
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.

Director: Fredrik Gertten
Stars: Byron Rosales Romero, Juan J. Dominguez, Duane Miller
Kochuu (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister
Stars: Tadao Andô, Sverre Fehn, Kristian Gullichsen


Cast overview:
Johnny Örbäck
Santiago Calatrava ...


Johnny Örbäck is a former social democratic top-politician. At the moment he is MD at HSB Malmö. He sees Calatravas sculpture and falls in love. An idea is born- would it be possible to build such a house at the old shipyard area in Malmö? The first sod is turned and the project grows, the budget is exceeded over and over. Johnny Örbäck is putting his own reputation at risk. "If this project is in trouble, I'm in trouble!" Santiago Calatrava is an artist, an engineer and an architect. He has built bridges, airports, and opera houses all over the world. Turning Torso is his first skyscraper. It can't go wrong. It will lead the way to the capital of all skyscrapers: New York City. Ingvar Nohlin is in charge of HSB's projects, and the one who handles the common intercessions between the entrepreneurs and the architects -the project must stay within the limits of the budget, without the design being neglected. It's an uneven struggle and he often curses the "damned Spaniards" who don't ... Written by Wg Film

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:



Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



(HDV 1080i50)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page