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The Tin Drum

Novelist Gunter Grass assisted in this brilliant film adaptation of his groundbreaking novel, which depicts the horrors of two world wars in Germany via the brazen gaze of a very special young boy. Frustrated by the lies and hypocrisies that surround him, three year-old Oskar resorts to breaking glass with his shrill voice and banging relentlessly on his tin drum. With the fascists rising-up in his Polish-German hometown of Danzig, and the events leading up to the onslaught of Nazism coming to a head, Oskar is determined to boycott the adult world and remain a child forever.

Vividly portrayed by the David Bennet, and brilliantly directed by master of the New German cinema, Volker Schlondorff, Oskar’s epic coming-of-age story is a milestone of European film, and deservedly won top prize at Cannes and the Academy Awards.

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