The Tin Drum

Die Blechtrommel
by Volker Schlöndorff 2h22min Germany 1978
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The Tin Drum
by Volker Schlöndorff

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • David Bennent : Oskar Matzerath
  • Mario Adorf : Alfred Matzerath
  • Angela Winkler : Agnes Matzerath
  • Daniel Olbrychski : Jan Bronski
  • Katharina Thalbach : Maria Matzerath
  • And with: Tina Engel, Berta Drews, Roland Teubner


  • Director Volker Schlöndorff
  • Scenario Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz, Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Original work author Günter Grass
  • Photo director Igor Luther
  • Set Design Piotr Dudzinski, Zeljko Senecic
  • Costume Design Inge Heer, Yoshy Yabara, Dagmar Niefind
  • Sound Peter Beil, Walter Grundauer
  • Editing Suzanne Baron
  • Original music Maurice Jarre
  • Producer Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz, Anatole Dauman, Hans Prescher
  • Production Compagny Argos Films, Artemis Film, Bioskop Film, Franz Seitz Film
  • Distributor Argos Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1978
  • Release date for France09/19/1979
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageItalian, German


  1. Cannes Film Festival 1979

Palme d’Or

  1. Oscars 1980

Best Foreign Language Filmr

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