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The Tin Drum Academy Award Winner! 

By Tom Keogh

This Oscar-winning adaptation of Günter Grass's novel is an absurdist fantasy about a little German boy (David Bennent) who wills himself at the age of three not to grow up in protest of the Nazi regime. Made unnecessarily notorious in recent years due to overzealous censors in some parts of the United States, the film is more startling and surreal than obscene. Bennent is very good, and while the 1979 film doesn't meet the high standards of the best work from the then-renaissance of German film, it has a special place in the hearts of many who saw it upon its release. Directed by Volker Schlöndorff (The Handmaid's Tale). The special-edition DVD release has a widescreen presentation, director commentary, isolated musical score, English subtitles, and production notes.

Academy Awards

The Tin Drum received an Academy Award for Foreign Language Film (Volker Schlöndorff).

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Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Stars: Mario Adorf, David Bennent, Charles Aznavour

Released: December 16, 1979

Availability: DVD VHS

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