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The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979)

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Starring (View all)
Mario Adorf Mario Adorf
Alfred Matzerath
Angela Winkler Angela Winkler
Agnes Matzerath
David Bennent David Bennent
Oskar Matzerath
Katharina Thalbach Katharina Thalbach
Maria Matzerath
Daniel Olbrychski Daniel Olbrychski
Jan Bronski
Tina Engel Tina Engel
Anna Koljaiczek
Berta Drews Berta Drews
Anna Koljaiczek
Roland Teubner Roland Teubner
Joseph Koljaiczek


Written by (View all)
Günter Grass Günter Grass
(novel)


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A classic

10 years, 6 months ago at May 16 12:31
I actually already saw this movie but since it was maybe 20 years ago, I was quite eager to check it out again. To be honest, the only things I really remembered was the fact that there was this weird little boy and that the whole thing really had fascinated me at the time. Well, eventually, it must be one of the weirdest WWII dramas I have ever seen. I mean, half of it was a rather straightforwar... read more
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Description: Novelist Günter Grass assisted in this brilliant film adaptation of his groundbreaking novel, which depicts the significant events in German history since ... Full Descriptionthe turn of the century as seen through the eyes of a bizarre child. In this allegorical film, a three-year-old boy observes the hypocrisy of the adult world and decides to remain a child forever by not growing any taller. His primary efforts to communicate consist of glass-shattering screams and banging on his tin drum. But as this unusual lad matures, and the events leading up to the onslaught of Nazism come to a head, he proves to have a keener perce ... (more)
Release date: 11 April 1980
UPC: 738329010423
Tags: Germany (8), 1970s (7), Poland (5), Based On Novel (5), German (4), Suicide (4), WWII (4), 1979 (4), War (3), Friendship (3), Murder (3), World War II (3), Piano (3), Bicycle (3), Inspection (3), Pregnant (3), Drama (2), France (2), Nazi (2), Male Nudity (2)
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