The Tin Drum

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Bádogdob ( Hungary ), Blaszany bebenek ( Poland ), Blecktrumman ( Sweden ), Blikktrommen ( Norway ), Bliktrommen ( Denmark ), De blikken trommel ( Netherlands ), Die Blechtrommel ( West Germany ), El tambor de hojalata ( Spain / Mexico ), El tambor ( Argentina ), El timbal de llauna ( Spain ), Il tamburo di latta ( Italy ), Le tambour ( France ), Limeni dobos ( Yugoslavia ), O Tambor ( Portugal / Brazil ), Peltirumpu ( Finland ), Plechový bubínek ( Czechoslovakia ), Teneke trampet ( Turkey ), The Tin Drum ( International / UK / USA ), To tambourlo ( Greece )


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Mario Adorf

Alfred Matzerath

Angela Winkler

Agnes Matzerath

David Bennent

Oskar Matzerath

Katharina Thalbach

Maria Matzerath


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...

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Classic03 July 2014

Volker Schlondorffs best picture. A fantastic metaphor for Germany before ,during and after world war two. Great performances all round. Thought provoking and dazzling in its insight. Forrest Gump seems tame in comparison. Not to be missed.

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