THE TIN DRUM (1979) - Presented by Arrow Video Club

  • dir. VOLKER SCHLÖNDORFF
  • year. 1979
  • country. West Germany/France/Poland/Yugoslavia
  • rating. 18

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors - 19:00 Film - 19:30


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Volker Schlöndorff’s masterpiece took home the Cannes Palme d’Or and the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1975, having been adapted from one of the major works of postwar German literature.

When Oskar Matzerath (David Bennent) receives a tin drum for his third birthday, he vows to stop growing, and thus retains a permanent child’s-eye perspective on the rise of Nazism in his native Danzig. With the help of Luis Buñuel’s favourite screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, Schlöndorff turns Günter Grass’s magical-realist masterpiece into a frenzy of bizarre, grotesque yet unnervingly compelling images as Oskar turns his increasingly jaded eye and caustic tongue on the insane follies of the adult world.