Danzig, Germany, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II. Honored with the Palme d'Or at the1979 Cannes Film Festival and the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, Volker Schlndorff's The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) is a truly visionary adaptation of Nobel laureate Gnter Grass' acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surrealimagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.