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TIN DRUM

SYNOPSIS:
Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect from birth, he decides on his third birthday not to grow up as a protest at the crazy world around him; it’s the eve of World War II. This is his rebuttal of 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...

"This 1979 movie won the Best Foreign Language Academy Award, the Palm d’Or at Cannes and several others – not surprisingly. Arresting, moving, original and thought provoking, Tin Drum is bleakly funny at times, as Oskar refuses to grow up and take part in the imperfect adult world. He tries to shock the world out of its inhumanity and animosity. The young David Bennent gives an extraordinary performance, creating a character that is haunting and frightening but simultaneously sympathetic and intriguing. A unique film recommended for serious lovers of film."
Andrew L. Urban

AUSTRALIAN VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR: Siren Entertainment

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: April 9, 1999

RRP: $34.95

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TIN DRUM
(Ger)

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

DIRECTOR: Volker Schlöndorff

PRODUCER: Anatole Dauman, Franz Seitz

SCRIPT: Jean-Claude Carrière, Volker Schlöndorff

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Igor Luther

EDITOR: Suzanne Baron

MUSIC: Maurice Jarre, Frederich Meyer

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Nicos Perakis

RUNNING TIME: 142 minutes







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