THE TIN DRUM (DIRECTOR'S CUT)

By Volker SCHLÖNDORFF

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Drama - Completed 1979

Volker Schlöndorff's masterpiece adaptation of the novel by Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass, is presented at Cannes Classics in its director's cut

    • Year of production
    • 1979
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 164 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Volker SCHLÖNDORFF
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Claude CARRIERE, Volker SCHLÖNDORFF, Franz SEITZ, Günter GRASS
    • Producer(s)
    • Franz SEITZ (FRANZ SEITZ FILMS), Anatole DAUMAN (ARGOS FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Oskar, born in Danzig in 1924 is an incredibly precocious child. At age three, he puts an abrupt end to his physical development by throwing himself down a flight of stairs.
      On his little drum, which never leaves his side, Oscar beats out the pulse of events that were to rattle Germany and the world to its core.
      Because the running time of the film Volker Schlöndorff had envisaged exceeded that stipulated in the initial distribution agreement, he had to cut it down by half an hour. The remastered director's cut presents for the first time the film he had originally intended to make.
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