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The Tin Drum – Director's Cut

The Tin Drum – Director's Cut
  • 1979
  • 164 min
  • Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff
  • Written by: Volker Schlöndorff, Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz
  • Cast: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Katharina Thalbach, Charles Aznavour
  • Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

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Volker Schlöndorff’s bravura adaptation of the Günther Grass novel won the Cannes Palme d’Or and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Thirty years ago, Schlöndorff was contractually obliged to deliver a film that did not exceed a specific running time and was forced to cut thirty minutes of footage. The remastered director’s cut offers his full vision of a remarkable story and an amazing performance from David Bennent as Oskar, the precocious infant who stops growing at the age of three. Armed with a tin drum and a piercing shriek that can shatter glass, he becomes an eyewitness to the grotesque madness that surrounds him as the adult world embraces the rise of Nazism in 1930s Germany. Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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