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The Tin Drum
1970s

The Tin Drum

Die Blechtrommel

Adapted from Günter Grass’ groundbreaking novel, The Tin Drum depicts the horrors of two world wars in Germany via the brazen gaze of a young boy.

Frustrated by the lies and hypocrisies that surround him, three year-old Oskar is determined to boycott the adult world and remain a child forever. Vividly portrayed by the diminutive David Bennet, and brilliantly directed by master of the New German cinema, Volker Schlöndorff, Oskar's epic coming-of-age story is a milestone of European film.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut. 

MA15+
Director
Volker Schlöndorff
Cast
David Bennet, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler
1979 | 142 min | West Germany, France, Poland | Drama, War | German with English subtitles
Strikingly original and continuously surprising.
Los Angeles Times
WINNER
Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 1980
WINNER
Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 1979
WINNER
Outstanding Feature Film, German Film Awards 1979

Session Times & Buy Tickets

Sydney

Chauvel Cinema

Canberra

Palace Electric

Melbourne

The Astor Theatre

Pentridge Cinema

Adelaide

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Perth

Luna Leederville

Brisbane

Palace James St