The Tin Drum
"There was once a drummer who hated the world grownups," the voiceover narrates the 1979 film adaptation of modern classic by Günter Grass. Pounding out stilted rhythms on his tin drum, the drummer in question is Oskar who, at the age of three, decides to stop growing rather than live in the world of grownups, populated by Nazis and hypocrites. The darkly humorous, surrealist film won the Palme d’Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Fest as well as the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature. This newly restored version includes the 25 minutes that director Volker Schlöndorff had been forced to cut from the original.