The Tin Drum

142 minutes 1979 7.5

Volker Schlöndorff's Oscar-winning masterpiece is being relaunched in a newly restored version, so it now appears more beautiful than ever on the big screen.

The Tin Drum is told from Oskar Metzerath's point of view. He grows up in the war-threatened and eventually bombed-out city of Danzig / Gdansk. When he receives a tin drum as a gift for his third birthday, he refuses to grow up, even as he gets older - as a protest against the world around him. When he later experiences the rise of Nazism, he hits the drum and utters glass-shattering screams when he feels challenged.

The Tin Drum is pictorially a surprising and shocking mix of raw war depictions and surrealistic elements, with origins in a child's imagination.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Die Blechtrommel
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, war
Actors: Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski
Author: Günter Grass
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Producer: Franz Seitz
Script: Jean-Claude Carrière, Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz, Günter Grass
Country: France, Poland, Germany
Language: German