Die Blechtrommel / The Tin Drum (1979) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection 2013 (Director's cut)
His name is Oskar Matzerath and he wills himself to stop growing at the age of three as a reaction to the lunacy and duplicity of the adult world as he experiences it in Danzig in the run-up to WW II and the war years. After carefully staging a fall down a flight of basement steps to account for his growth stoppage, he bangs out his anger on a series of tin drums bought from a Jewish toyshop proprietor.
Oskar grows mentally but remains permanently trapped in the body of a 3-year-old. He spends much of his time pounding on his drum and perfecting a scream that is capable of shattering glass. As World War II approaches and Germany goes through some major social changes, Oscar finds himself increasingly pressured to take sides.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:43:19 | 7.73 Gb + 6.61 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Director: Volker Schlondorff
Cast: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia

• New interview with Schlondorff about the making of the film and the creation of the complete version (1:07:21)
• New interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan (00:20:11)
• The Platform (8:47)
• Television interview excerpts featuring Schlondorff, Grass, actors David Bennent (4:12) and Mario Adorf, and cowriter Jean-Claude Carriere (4:23), On Location (3:23) and Post Palme (:39)
• Trailer

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