Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 16th February 8:30 PM - Alhambra

The Tin Drum
(Die Blechtrommel)

Director: Volker Schlöndorff Country: Germany
Cert: 15 Year: 1979 Length: 142 minsLanguage: German
2002 Festival
The Tin Drum


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Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent.
Based on Gunther Grass's novel, The Tin Drum echoes the rise and fall of the Third Reich through the eyes of Oskar, who, appalled by the insanity of the (adult) world around him, decided to stop growing at the age of three and to bang on a tin drum. This at times absurd and grotesque film counts as one of the stellar achievements of German cinema since World War II.
Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 1980
Joint Palme d'Or Winner (with Apocalypse Now), Cannes 1979


It's still a work of great inflammatory power, bizarre visuals and a passion!
Alexander Walker, Evening Standard

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