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DIE BLECHTROMMEL (THE TIN DRUM)

Movie Picture

Cannes Classics
Directed by :
Volker SCHLÖNDORFF 
Country:
GERMANY, FRANCE
Year:
1979
Duration:
164.00 minutes

Synopsis

There was no way to make a film based on "The Tin Drum" by Günter Grass without making it on a grand scale -- world history lived by and seen through the eyes of its hero, Oskar. He comes into the world in Dantzig, 1924. As an incredibly precocious infant, Oskar views the observations of those around him with clairvoyant skepticism. On his third birthday - as a gesture of absolute protest - Oskar abruptly resolves never to grow up. A deliberate fall covers the real reason for his extraordinary condition in the eyes of both family and doctors. Banging on his tin drum, Oskar gives pulse to all the events that rattle him to the core. As a rebel, he abuses a piercing shriek, which can shatter glass and be used as a weapon. As a charmer, he sets out to impregnate the teenager who is to becom

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