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Title Die Blechtrommel [videorecording] / Janus Films ; eine deutsch/französische Gemeinschaftsproduktion der Franz Seitz Film, Bioskop Film, Artemis Film, Hallelujah-Film, GGB 14.KG, Argos Films Paris ; Drehbuch (screenplay), Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff and Günter Grass ; Herstellungsleitung (ex, pro), Eberhard Junkersdorf ; Produzent, Franz Seitz ; Regie (dir), Volker Schlöndorff ; in Zusammenarbeit mit Jadran Film, Zagreb und Film Polski, Warschav.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection : Image Entertainment, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    TIN    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Criterion collection ; 234.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 234.
Note Based on the novel by Günter Grass.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: Disc 1: New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the complete version. Disc 2: New interview with Schlondorff about the making of "The tin drum"; new interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan; German audio recording from 1987 of author Günter Grass reading his novel; Television interview excerpts featuring Schlondorff, Grass and cast; Trailer. Booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and more.
Credits Art director, Nicos Perakis ; set designer, Bernd Lepel ; director of photography, Igor Luther ; editor, Suzanne Baron ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Cast Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski, Berta Drews, Tina Engel, Heinz Bennent, Ernst Jacobi, Andréa Ferreol, Charles Aznavour.
Summary 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. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly on his beloved tin drum and perfects his uncannily piercing shrieks. An adaptation of Gunter Grass's acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.
Audience Rating: R.
System Details DVD, NTSC, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language German dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Awards Academy Awards, 1980: Best foreign language film.
Subject Grass, Günter, 1927- -- Film adaptations.
Nazis -- Germany -- Drama.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933 -- Drama.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Carrière, Jean-Claude, 1931- screenwriter.
Seitz, Franz, producer, screenwriter.
Schlöndorff, Volker, producer, director, screenwriter.
Grass, Günter, 1927-2015- screenwriter.
Junkersdorf, Eberhard, producer.
Adorf, Mario, actor.
Winkler, Angela, 1944- actor.
Bennent, David, actor.
Thalbach, Katharina, 1954- actor.
Olbrychski, Daniel, actor.
Drews, Berta, actor.
Engel, Tina, 1950- actor.
Bennent, Heinz, actor.
Jacobi, Ernst, actor.
Ferréol, Andréa, 1947- actor.
Aznavour, Charles, actor.
Perakis, Nicos, art director.
Lepel, Bernd, set designer.
Luther, Igor cinematographer.
Baron, Suzanne, film editor.
Jarre, Maurice, composer (expression)
Corrigan, Timothy, interviewee.
Grass, Günter, 1927-2015- Blechtrommel.
Atkinson, Michael, author.
Janus Films.
Franz Seitz Film.
Artemis Productions.
GGB 14.KG.
Argos Films.
Jadran Film.
Film Polski.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Parallel title on disc label and container: Tin drum
ISBN 9781604656824
Standard No. 715515101912
Music No. CC2223D Criterion Collection

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