Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. However, (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on…

Also Known As: Bádogdob, De blikken trommel, O Tambor, Die Blechtrommel, Buriki no Taiko, 錫鼓, Бляшаний барабан, Tabl-e halabi, Тенекиеният барабан, Teneke trampet, Il tamburo di latta, El tambor de hojalata, El tambor, Le tambour, To tambourlo, Blikktrommen, Plechový bubienok, Το Ταμπούρλο, ブリキの太鼓, The Tin Drum, Limeni dobos, El timbal de llauna, Blaszany bębenek, Plechový bubínek Czech, Blecktrumman, Limeni doboš, Peltirumpu, Bliktrommen, Жестяной барабан Soviet

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  • critter

    The Tin Drum, another Criterion film with an excellent transfer and crisp subtitles. Thank you.