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The Tin Drum

1980 Rated R 2hr 43m

Young Oskar Matzerath, who grows up witnessing the rise of Nazism at the eve of World War II, decides at age 3 to stop growing -- effectively shutting out the world and communicating only by banging on his tin drum. Volker Schlondorff's epic unfolds with cinematic artistry, psychological insight, political vision and symbolic richness, as Germany falls prey to Nazism while Oskar's protests go unnoticed. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

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Movie Details

1980 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

German: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.