Film evening at Das Zentrum: Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum)

06 Aug 2021

The film adaptation of Günter Grass' 1959 novel and Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.

"Oskar Matzerath, an unusually perceptive three-year-old, reflects on the madness of his family and his social environment and decides to stop growing — by throwing himself down the cellar stairs.
He remains the size of a child until the end of World War II, by which time he has reached the age of 20.
To the exasperation of the adults surrounding him, the young Oskar comments on everything he witnesses — from adultery to the rise of the Nazis. The way he chooses to express himself is equally unique as his character: with constant drumming and hysterical screams that break glasses.
Hardly any other character is so deeply ingrained in German film memory as this little drummer. It is therefore no wonder that The Tin Drum picked up not only the best foreign film Oscar that year, but also the Palme d'Or in Cannes." - source: Deutsche Welle.


In German with English subtitles, rated MA15+.

At 7pm at Das Zentrum, Griffin Centre, Genge St, Canberra City.

Das Zentrum asks you to observe the ACT Government's directions regarding the pandemic: including checking in with the ACT check-in app, please sanitise hands upon arrival and wear facemasks if directed.

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