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The Tin Drum (1979)

The Story

Young Oscar witnesses the cruelties of the Nazi Party and war, and decides to remain in a child’s body even in adulthood. He carries around a tin drum that he beats whenever he feels upset, and his screams shatter glass windows.

The Deets

Rating: x
Concerns: x
Runtime: 2h 22m
Genre: Realistic dark comedy
Original Language: German
Original Language Title: Die Blechtrommel
Release Date (theaters): September 19, 1979

Main Cast

David Bennent as Oskar Matzerath
Mario Adorf as Alfred Matzerath
Angela Winkler as Agnes Matzerath
Katharina Thalbach as Maria Matzerath
Daniel Olbrychski as Jan Bronski
Berta Drews as Anna Koljaiczek (née Bronski)
Tina Engel as young Anna
Heinz Bennent as Greff
Ernst Jacobi as Löbsack

Production & Crew

Distributor: United Artists, Criterion Collection
Production Co: Franz Seitz Filmproduktion, Bioskop Film, Argos Films, Jadran Film
Director(s): Volker Schlöndorff
Producer(s): Franz Seitz
Writer(s): Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff (based on The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
Cinematography:  Igor Luther
Music: Maurice Jarre
Editor: Suzanne Baron

The Trailer

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