Rating: NNNNNTHE TIN DRUM (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) shocked even art-house audiences, and marked a career high for Schlöndorff. He and.
THE TIN DRUM (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) shocked even art-house audiences, and marked a career high for Schlöndorff. He and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière adapted the novel by Gunter Grass, and created a heart-stopping addition to the pantheon of post-Nazi cinema. There are images in this film that will stick in your head forever. David Bennent gave the performance of his lifetime — literally — as a child growing up in Danzig during Hitler’s rise. Disgusted with adults, he wills himself to stay small and uses his tin drum and his piercing scream to channel his rage. He’s Peter Pan as primal avenger. The Tin Drum screens as a part of the Goethe-Institut’s Thursday-night series, a hand-picked collection of great German films that continues until mid-December. NNNNN Today (Thursday, November 9), Kinowelt Hall, Goethe-Institut