The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum (1979)

A savage, sweeping epic of society in chaos.

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Oskar Matzerath is a very unusual boy. Refusing to leave the womb until promised a tin drum by his mother, Agnes, Oskar is reluctant to enter a world he sees as filled with hypocrisy and injustice, and vows on his third birthday to never grow up. Miraculously, he gets his wish. As the Nazis rise to power in Danzig, Oskar wills himself to remain a child, beating his tin drum incessantly and screaming in protest at the chaos surrounding him.

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    Production Anatole Dauman Producer
    Production Franz Seitz Junior Producer
    Camera Igor Luther Director of Photography
    Editing Suzanne Baron Editor
    Writing Volker Schlöndorff Screenplay
    Writing Franz Seitz Junior Screenplay
    Directing Volker Schlöndorff Director
    Writing Günter Grass Author
    Writing Jean-Claude Carrière Screenplay
    Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
    Production Eberhard Junkersdorf Producer
    Art Nikos Perakis Art Direction
    Art Nikos Perakis Production Design