The Tin Drum
Filmfest 2006

Novelist Günter Grass assisted in this brilliant film adaptation of his groundbreaking novel, which depicts the significant events in German history since the 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 perception of life than those around him. Volker Schlondorff‘s powerful drama deservedly won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979 and shared the Palme d'Or award for Best Picture with APOCALYPSE NOW at the Cannes Film Festival the same year. "THE TIN DRUM is one of cinema's greatest coming of age stories -- probably because its star, Oskar, never comes of age, literally." Christopher Null, www.filmcritic.com
Producer: Franz Seitz

tags: Feature film

Cast: Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski

Credits

Director: Volker Schlöndorff