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The Tin Drum

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Original title
Die Blechtrommel
Running time
142 min.
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff (Novel: Günter Grass)
Maurice Jarre
Igor Luther
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Co-production Germany-France
Drama | II World War. Nazism. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Günter Grass Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. 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...
1979: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1979: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) (Ex-Aequo with "Apocalypse Now")
1979: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1978: German Film Awards: Best Film
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