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Original Title

Die Blechtrommel

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 142

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Languages: de, it, pl, ru, he

Webpage: -

Release Info


  •  16

  • 1980-04-11
     R

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Alternative Titles

  • The Tin Drum
  • O Tambor
  • 錫鼓
  • 铁皮鼓
  • 锡鼓
  • 拒绝长大的男孩
  • Blaszany bębenek
Content Score: 100

(1979)

6.8/10 (21 votes)

Overview

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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Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Writers: , , ,

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Cast

Mario Adorf

Mario Adorf
as Alfred Matzerath

Angela Winkler

Angela Winkler
as Agnes Matzerath

David Bennent

David Bennent
as Oskar Matzerath

Katharina Thalbach

Katharina Thalbach
as Maria Matzerath

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A review by merenabe

A smart movie powered by David Bennent's performance

Oskar is a young man in World War II Germany who refuses to grow up when he was three years old. He deliberately let himself fall on a stair to injure himself and stop his growth. Oskar's refusal to grow and release his tin drum is an obvious metaphor about refusing the Nazi regime. This is made more obvious since he finally decided to grow and let go of his drum after the Nazi's defeat.

The Tin Drum is based on a celebrated novel by German author Gunter Grass. Director Volker Schlöndorff brings it to life with profound elegance and int... read the rest.