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A.k.a.
The Tin Drum
Year
1979
Runtime
142 min.
Director
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
11,960
Checks
4,360
Favs
314
Dislikes
72
Favs/checks
7.2% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. snowman181's avatar

    snowman181

    Well this was something! How some people don't appreciate this movie is beyond me. It has so much to offer: an interesting main plot, the character development, the bizzare/erotic Euro arthouse scenes, the subtle clues of what will happen next... and it all serves beautifully to fully present the historical background of nazi Germany. The nazi regime is of course ridiculed, but it has rarely been presented to be as absurd and appealing as here. The main analogy of small minded German people following the nazi crowd works brilliantly and at the core of all this is the acting of then 11 year old David Bennent and of the rest of the cast too - it just suits the movie perfectly. One of the best German movies of all time, for sure and one of my all time favourites. Can't wait to watch it again! 9 years 3 months ago
  2. der32284's avatar

    der32284

    I loved this film, except for his screaming. I feel that Oskar's growth is a symbol for Germany during that time. He stops growing during the beginning of the Nazi movement and decides to start growing again at the end of the war. Plus, you have to admit that the little guy has some skills at getting women. 8 years 4 months ago
  3. ozgungenc's avatar

    ozgungenc

    This is a good one. A strong film from such important names as Volker Schlöndorff and Günter Grass. I had watched it a while ago but still remember how stunning it was. 13 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #28 in Lola Award - Best German Film
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  2. This movie ranks #32 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
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  3. This movie ranks #35 in Kinemathekverbund's The 100 Most Important German Films
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  4. This movie ranks #41 in Butler's Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  5. This movie ranks #48 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  6. This movie ranks #79 in Taschen's 100 All-Time Favorite Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #110 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #124 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  9. This movie ranks #137 in 366 Weird Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #213 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  11. This movie ranks #278 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #646 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #853 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  14. This movie ranks #891 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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