Tin Drum, The* (Die Blechtrommel)
- 1979 ----- color ----- 142 min ----- vhs
(Directed by Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Guenther Grass) Presents a parable of modern society in violent transition narrated by a unique hero for our times--Oskar, a boy who decides at three not to grow any older. So he plunges head first into the strange and surreal fate which awaits him and Germany--and for the next two terrible decades of feast and famine, fascism and slaughter, he remains frozen in size, suspended in the outraged innocence of childhood.
(In German with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features, War and Peace)