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The Tin Drum (1979)

R 1980-04-11 (US) DramaHistoryWar 2h 42m
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A savage, sweeping epic of society in chaos.

Overview

Oskar Matzerath is a very unusual boy. Refusing to leave the womb until promised a tin drum by his mother, Agnes, Oskar is reluctant to enter a world he sees as filled with hypocrisy and injustice, and vows on his third birthday to never grow up. Miraculously, he gets his wish. As the Nazis rise to power in Danzig, Oskar wills himself to remain a child, beating his tin drum incessantly and screaming in protest at the chaos surrounding him.

  1. Volker Schlöndorff

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Günter Grass

    Author

  3. Franz Seitz Junior

    Screenplay

  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

    Young Anna Koljaiczek

  7. Berta Drews

    Berta Drews

    Anna Koljaiczek

  8. Roland Teubner

    Joseph Koljaiczek

  9. Tadeusz Kunikowski

    Onkel Vinzenz

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