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Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. However, (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on...

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  1. Volker Schlöndorff

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Franz Seitz junior

    Screenplay

  3. Günter Grass

    Author

  4. Jean-Claude Carrière

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mario Adorf

    Mario Adorf

    Alfred Matzerath

  2. Angela Winkler

    Angela Winkler

    Agnes Matzerath

  3. David Bennent

    David Bennent

    Oskar Matzerath

  4. Katharina Thalbach

    Katharina Thalbach

    Maria Matzerath

  5. Daniel Olbrychski

    Daniel Olbrychski

    Jan Bronski

  6. Tina Engel

    Tina Engel

    Anna Koljaiczek (jung)

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Original Title Die Blechtrommel

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 22m

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  • April 11, 1980
    R, Theatrical

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