[PAST EVENT] Filmabend: Die Blechtrommel (1979)

February 25, 2014
7pm - 9pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Based on one of the most important novels of Post-War Germany, this film traces the life of Oskar Mazarath from the pre-WWII period until the end of the war. Oskar receives a tin drum at the age of three. He throws himself down the cellar stairs, strangely injuring himself, and from that day on he does not grow any older. It is discovered that Oskar has the ability to shatter glass with his voice, which he uses to cause disruption whenever he is upset. Oskar uses his drum for similar purposes. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards.