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2,155 Ratings

The Tin Drum

Die Blechtrommel

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


Volker Schlöndorff’s visionary, surreal adaptation of Nobel laureate Günter Grass’ acclaimed novel depicts a boy caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood while the chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II.

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The Tin Drum Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Awards & Festivals

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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