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The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979)

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Otto Sander Otto Sander
Musiker Meyn
Rapha?l Vogt Rapha?l Vogt
Peter
Günter Meisner Günter Meisner
Gesundheitspolizist
Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff
Eel Catcher
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler
Himself
Anne Bennent Anne Bennent
M?dchen auf Beerdigungsfeier


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Franz Seitz Franz Seitz
writer and
Volker Schl?ndorff Volker Schl?ndorff
writer and


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A classic

9 years, 5 months ago at May 16 12:31
I actually already saw this movie but since it was maybe 20 years ago, I was quite eager to check it out again. To be honest, the only things I really remembered was the fact that there was this weird little boy and that the whole thing really had fascinated me at the time. Well, eventually, it must be one of the weirdest WWII dramas I have ever seen. I mean, half of it was a rather straightforwar... read more
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Description: Novelist Günter Grass assisted in this brilliant film adaptation of his groundbreaking novel, which depicts the significant events in German history since ... Full Descriptionthe 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 perce ... (more)
Release date: 19 September 1979
UPC: 738329010423
Tags: Germany (7), 1970s (6), Based On Novel (5), Poland (4), 1979 (4), WWII (4), Suicide (4), German (4), War (3), World War II (3), Pregnant (3), Bicycle (3), Murder (3), Inspection (3), Friendship (3), Piano (3), Drama (2), 1940s (2), Based On A Novel (2), (2)
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