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2 Ratings

The Spider's Web

Das Spinnennetz

Directed by Bernhard Wicki
West Germany, 1989
Drama, War, History

Synopsis

Theodor Lohse, a conscientious young officer, confronts the mutineering sailors in defiance, and in vain. After being severely injured by a bayonet, he feels the revolutionaries are betraying their fatherland. After the war, Lohse finds a lot to confuse his reintegration into society.

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The Spider's Web
Directed by Bernhard Wicki

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1989 | Competition

AFI FEST

1990

Munich Film Festival

1990 | Winner: Best Actor (Chaplin Shoe)

German Film Awards

1990 | 3 wins including: Best Direction (Gold)

1990 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

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What are people saying?

  • Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Spider's Web

    Wickies letzter Film als Regisseur ist zwiespältig. Leider wurde der Film, an dem er so lange gearbeitet hat, nicht der ganz große Wurf. Vieles an der Inszenierung wirkt schwerfällig und vieles hat man so oder so ähnlich schon packender gesehen. Inhaltlich gibt es reichlich Klischees (die Darstellung des Judenviertels), formal ist einiges wackelig, vor allem die manchmal unsicher wirkende Kameraführung.