The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)

The Tin Drum – Director's Cut
  • 1979
  • West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
  • 2h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff
  • Cast: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

Fantastic, witty, clever and deeply memorable version of Gunther Grass' analogous drama about an intellectual boy who refuses to grow in protest at the world around him (it's actually an attack on those who stayed passive in Nazi Germany). Buñuel favourite Jean-Claude Carrière adapted Grass' monster of a book.

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The Tin Drum is a film adaptation of Günter Grass's surreal black comedy novel set in Danzig during the Second World War. Protagonist Oskar Matzerath is given a tin drum on his third birthday and decides he does not want to grow up in the senseless world he sees around him.

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