Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Tin Drum

52th Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film Winner
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)
Germany (West)
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Plot: Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the 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...

Theme: Drama, War

Links: imdb | Wikipedia


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