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The Tin Drum (Die Blechtromme)

The film tells a story of Oskar Matzerath who is a son of a local dealer and is a extraordinary boy. On his third birthday, he makes an important decision not to grow up after witnessing the dark side of the world at the eve of World War II. Then he is immersed in his tin drum to find the safe and sound.
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April 15, 2009 Context is everything. Although often mistaken as a black comedy, Volker Schlöndorff's bold adaptation of Günter Grass's abstractly autobiographical 1959 novel is an exemplary model of European magic realist cinema.
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Q Network Film Desk
August 03, 2004 the film is more memorable for its quirky commingling of the epic and the intimate and its often startling visuals than for any of its big themes
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Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 11, 2013 Walks a taut, high rope between doubles and split selves, docu-realism and surrealism, brutality and naïveté, sacred and profane, and history and myth, without falling into the safety net of childish fantasy. (It only falters in its final half-hour.)
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 30, 2011 The literal adaptation doesn't transfer that well to film.
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Slant Magazine
September 18, 2012 In Volker Schlöndorff's restored version of his 1979 classic, Oskar Matzerath emerges as a tragic anti-hero, whose lustful imagination and prodigious magical gifts can't shield him from the juggernaut of war.
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January 23, 2013 If ever [the characters in] a film embodied Hannah Arendt's principle of "the banality of evil", it's The Tin Drum...
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Time Out
September 18, 2012 Schlöndorff has a tendency to sketch the rest of the cast as simple grotesques or symbols of decadence that are unconvincingly humanized in the final third.
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January 16, 2013 There are many themes running through The Tin Drum: resistance against an unkind world, the need for acceptance, the horrors of romance and war, and the final idea that growth is inevitable and unfortunately, necessary.
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Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 04, 2006 Technically and stylistically, The Tin Drum is an astounding work. Thematically, it strives for an importance it only sometimes achieves
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ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 08, 2010 This movie rests on the small shoulders of David Bennent as 'three-year-old' Oskar Matzerath, and the undersized twelve-year-old comes up wonderful.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...