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Die Blechtrommel

Volker Schlöndorff West Germany, 1979

dionysus67's rating of the film The Tin Drum

A bizarre and psychologically visceral exploration of fascism, this stylistic panegyric of colors (Perakis does a great job in art direction) unfolds the odious political phenomenon in mundane yet apocalyptic terms. With umistaken psychoanalytic approach -the scatological imagery of mud under the grandmother's robe- it exposes the stubborn infantilism of fascist ego and fuses the boy's exopthalmism with the viewer's.