Remembering Günter Grass and The Tin Drum

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Remembering Günter Grass and The Tin Drum

Nobel Prize Winning Author Günter Grass died today in Germany at the age of 87.

Grass is best known for his first novel, « The Tin Drum. » The allegorical novel was adapted into an acclaimed movie that won an Oscar, a Cesar, a Jupiter and took the Golden Palm at Cannes.  It is rated by some as among the top 10 German Films of all-time.

From Rotten Tomatoes (which gives it a very high 79% score):

David Bennent plays Oskar, the young son of a German rural family, circa 1925. On his third birthday, Oskar receives a shiny new tin drum. At this point, rather than mature into one of the miserable specimens of grown-up humanity that he sees around him, he vows never to get any older or any bigger. Whenever the world around him becomes too much to bear, the boy begins to hammer…

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