Volker Schlöndorff
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Festivals / Awards

Palme d’Or at Cannes Festival
Oscar of Best Foreign Language Film

Based on the classic novel by Nobel prize Gunter Grass.

Original title : Die Blechtrommel
Based on Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass’ eponymous novel | Extra: Interview with the Director­ 25’
Drama | 1979 | 142’
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Countries of production : France – Germany - Poland
Cast: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Charles Aznavour
Image 1,66 - HD - Sound Mono - Color - German, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Italian languages - 4K restoration

Oskar, an unusual boy born with a full adult intellect, decides on his third birthday, as the Nazis take control of Germany, to no longer grow physically. He beats on his tin drum in protest against the passive, middle-class mentality of those around him…

Memorable sequences abound in this lavish epic.

Other credits
  • Production: Argos Films
  • Coproduction: -
  • Script writers: Volker Schlöndorff – Jean-Claude Carrière – Franz Seitz
  • Photo: Igor Luther
  • Music: Maurice Jarre