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Number: 184

poster Blechtrommel, Die

IMDb Rating:
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7.6/10 (20480 votes)

Country: West Germany, 142 minutes

Spoken Languages: German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hebrew

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Volker Schlöndorff

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...


photo Mario Adorf Mario Adorf Alfred Matzerath
photo Angela Winkler Angela Winkler Agnes Matzerath
photo David Bennent David Bennent Oskar Matzerath
photo Katharina Thalbach Katharina Thalbach Maria Matzerath
photo Daniel Olbrychski Daniel Olbrychski Jan Bronski

Medium: Unknown,

Location: 01

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.20:1