The Tin Drum Trailer & Clips


The Tin Drum (also know as Die Blechtrommel) full movie is released on Apr 11, 1980. Watch The Tin Drum online - the Latin Drama movie from West Germany , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $6,881. The Tin Drum is directed by Volker Schlöndorff and created by Günter Grass with Mario Adorf and Angela Winkler. The Tin Drum is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Danzig in the 1920s-1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from birth, he decides on his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him on the eve of World War II. He refuses to join society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighbourhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at the time. But (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe continues.

As know as:

Die Blechtrommel, Tabl-e halabi, Το ταμπούρλο, El tambor, Бляшаний барабан

Release Date (Streaming):

May 18, 2004


West Germany, France, Poland


Latin, German, Italian, Hebrew, Polish, Russian

Production Companies:

Franz Seitz Filmproduktion, Bioskop Film, Artemis Film

Official Site:

StudioCanal (France)

Gross worldwide:



Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film 1979, A savage, sweeping epic of society in chaos. [Video Australia]


Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times
The Tin Drum is, in fact, almost everything anybody could ask a film to be. It is strikingly original and continuously surprising.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 22, 2019
Ela Bittencourt
Slant Magazine
In Volker Schlndorff's restored version of his 1979 classic, Oskar Matzerath emerges as a tragic anti-hero, whose lustful imagination and prodigious magical gifts can't shield him from the juggernaut of war.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 18, 2012
R. Emmet Sweeney
Time Out
Schlndorff has a tendency to sketch the rest of the cast as simple grotesques or symbols of decadence that are unconvincingly humanized in the final third.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 18, 2012

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