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The Tin Drum 1979 123movies

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A savage, sweeping epic of society in chaos.May. 02, 1979162 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. 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…
Plot: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
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Absorbing and Thought Provoking
“That day, thinking about the grown-up world and my own future, I decided to call a halt. To stop growing then and there and remain a three-year-old, a gnome, once and for all” – Oskar Metzertath

The Tin Drum is based on Gunter Grass’s highly acclaimed novel which used magic realism to capture the madness of war, and the folly of the people who made it possible. This movie only tackles the first two sections of the novel, leaving out the post-war events. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign film in 1980, and the Palm d’Or at Cannes. It was also banned in Oklahoma as “child pornography”. Despite moments of brilliance, The Tin Drum left me feeling incomplete and curiously unmoved.

It is a very different kind of film from the others I saw this week, using satire and surrealism to explore people’s reactions during the period from 1939 to 1945. It seems to be saying that it is all right to stop growing (that is, participating in the world) as a protest against the cynicism and corruption of the adult world. The setting for the majority of the film, Danzig (now Gdansk) is a major northern port town in Poland. Danzig was a free and independent city until September 1, 1939, when it became the first region taken by Germany at the outset of WWII. After the war, Danzig became a part of Poland again.

The Tin Drum is the story of Oskar Matzerath, a boy who grows up in Eastern Germany before and during World War II. Oskar decides the only way to protest being part of the adult world is by banging on his drum and remaining a child forever. This is his rebuttal of society and his tin drum is his protest against the mentality of his family and neighborhood, or perhaps against all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. Oskar tries to shock the world out of its inhumanity. His life reflects Germany’s struggle to free itself from its own dream of Teutonic superiority and find peace in the national soul.

David Bennent as Oskar gives an outstanding performance, creating a character that is both haunting and frightening. He looks like a little man in a child’s body but his eyes are deep and have a very knowing look that seemed to be looking right through me.

Oskar is not a cute little updated version of Peter Pan. Since age three (when he was given his first tin drum), Oskar can scream with such a high pitch that he can shatter any piece of glass. He even controls his scream to the point where he can break windows on the other side of the city, or etch writing into glass. Oskar uses his ability to manipulate and control the adult world, often using vicious and cynical snide comments about the insanity around him. At one point, he disrupts a Nazi rally by changing the beat of his tin drum to the Blue Danube which the band then follows. The ensuing scene where the crowd breaks into a dance and the rain comes down leaving the Nazi soldiers bewildered is one of the best in the film.

I found the scenes where Oskar joins a midget troupe and finds loving companions of his own kind to be very tender and moving. However, the film became morally ambiguous for me when Oskar and his troupe decide to entertain the Nazi soldiers at the front lines. Schlondorff never really makes it clear what his motivations are and Oskar’s actions seems to contradict his essentially anarchist protest for most of the film. The Tin Drum also contains some objectionable scenes of childhood sexuality and grotesque depictions of slithering eels being caught using a severed horse head as bait. The result, needless to say, is stomach churning.

I found The Tin Drum to be absorbing and thought provoking yet, despite moments of brilliance, for me it did not add up to a totally satisfying experience.

Review By: howard.schumann Rating: Date: 2002-08-05
May seem very naive, but nevertheless carries a powerful message
I’ve always had a weak spot for (anti-)war movies and original, often European, films. “Die Blechtrommel” (or “The Tin Drum” in English) combines all these things into one movie. And next to that it also has some kind of cult-status by many who consider themselves as intelligent people. I’m not saying that I’m smarter than the average person, but I do like more intelligent movies over the average box office hit with an enormous amount of explosions and unnecessary shooting.

“Die Blechtrommel” has a very original concept. It tells the story of Oskar, a very special boy in the 1920’s/1930’s in Danzig (then a German city, today known as Gdansk in Poland). He had his full intellect from the moment he was born and at the age of three he decides he’ll not grow up. He’ll remain a three year old kid for as long as he wants to… He always carries a tin drum with him and when someone tries to take it away from him, he’ll scream so loud that all glass will shatter.

After reading this you might think this is more a kids movie than a movie for adults. And perhaps a bit older kids could watch it and enjoy it as well, but it is very clear that this movie also carries a more important message that will probably be better understood by adults. It gives a clear view on the mentality of the middle-class people in Germany and their racism before and during WWII. I say racism and not anti-Semitism, because it not only shows the Germans’ hate against the Jews, but also against the Poles. Next to that it also shows how little people did to prevent it all, even though it was clear long before the war started, that what was happening would end in a catastrophe.

Even though this movie carries such a heavy message, I can’t help thinking it would have had a lot more impact if it had been shown from a different perspective. The fact that you see it all happening trough the eyes of the little boy doesn’t mean that the message isn’t clear, but it just isn’t as powerful as I would like to see it. Still, this movie is worth a watch, because it certainly is original. I give this movie a 7/10.

Review By: philip_vanderveken Rating: 7 Date: 2005-04-04

Other Information:

Original Title Die Blechtrommel
Release Date 1979-05-02
Release Year 1979

Original Language de
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min), 2 hr 42 min (162 min) (director’s cut) (Germany), 2 hr 12 min (132 min) (1980 cut) (Netherlands), 2 hr 43 min (163 min) (Director’s Cut)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, War
Director Volker Schlöndorff
Writer Günter Grass, Jean-Claude Carrière, Volker Schlöndorff
Actors David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler
Country West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 6 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 1.66 : 1 (35 mm prints)
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Geyer-Werke, Berlin, West Germany
Film Length 3,854 m (Italy), 3,990 m (Sweden), 4,094 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm

The Tin Drum 1979 123movies
Original title Die Blechtrommel
TMDb Rating 7 287 votes

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