The Tin Drum
- Original title
- Running time
- 142 min.
- Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff (Novel: Günter Grass)
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...
: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) (Ex-Aequo with "Apocalypse Now")
: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
: German Film Awards: Best Film
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