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THE TIN DRUM

Die Blechtrommel

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Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
West Germany, France, 1979
Drama, History, War

Synopsis

Oskar is an unusual boy. Refusing to leave the womb until promised a tin drum by his mother, he vows on his third birthday to never grow up. Miraculously, he gets his wish. As the Nazis rise to power, Oskar wills himself to remain a child, screaming in protest at the chaos surrounding him.

Synopsis

Oskar is an unusual boy. Refusing to leave the womb until promised a tin drum by his mother, he vows on his third birthday to never grow up. Miraculously, he gets his wish. As the Nazis rise to power, Oskar wills himself to remain a child, screaming in protest at the chaos surrounding him.

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The Tin DrumDirected byVolker Schlöndorff

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1979 | Winner: Palme d'Or
Academy Awards
1980 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review
1980 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

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