The Tin Drum (1979)

Volker Schlöndorff

Main cast
Mario Adorf; Angela Winkler; David Bennent; Katharina Thalbach; Daniel Olbrychski

Drama, History, War

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...

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