• The Tin Drum—Volker Schlöndorff’s engaging and provocative adptation of novelist Günter Grass’s tale of World War II–era Germany through the eyes of a boy who refuses to grow up—was an art-house sensation in 1979, winning both the Palme d’Or at Cannes and an Oscar for best foreign-language film. Now, The Tin Drum is coming back to theaters in a new DCP restoration of the complete director’s cut. Thanks to Janus Films, Schlöndorff’s full original version—featuring around twenty-five minutes the director was forced to remove—will be seen for the first time in the United States. Tomorrow, September 21, Schlöndorff will appear in person to introduce the screening at New York’s Film Forum, where it will continue to play through the 27th. Click here for showtimes in other cities, including San Francisco, Austin, and Seattle, and watch the trailer below.

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8 comments

  • By Sidney
    September 20, 2012
    06:58 PM

    I had seen this a few years ago, and it blew me away. In fact, I had seen it three times in just one weekend. It is a brilliant, provocative film.
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  • By BRAD
    September 21, 2012
    01:37 PM

    So I guess a 2013 Blu ray release will happen?
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  • By Sean
    September 21, 2012
    04:41 PM

    Will we get the extended version on both Blu Ray and DVD can't say I'll like it when watching this version just found it weird and un natural and disturbing. This does not mean I like banned controversial films like this just saying this one just didn't click for me at all but still if the longer version ever get's released I'll give it a look.
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  • By Batzomon
    September 21, 2012
    05:39 PM

    Great film, and I wish I could see it tonight with the director present. Not even sure I'll have the money to see it this week in NYC. I don't even have money for a tin drum, I tells ya.
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  • By dakota lustick
    September 21, 2012
    08:02 PM

    Thats the kid from legend!
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  • By kylebobby
    September 21, 2012
    08:16 PM

    Great then.
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  • By David_Lopan
    September 23, 2012
    01:08 PM

    Please put this on a Blu release...as I wont have a chance to see this in my city. Too many dummies live here and a film like this wouldnt get more than 5 people in a theater :(
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  • By Collin Green
    September 24, 2012
    03:02 PM

    To bad I do not live in Austin. I would love to see this film on the big screen. Austin is only a four hour drive from where I am. Better yet, to see it in Oklahoma. A state that once banned it . If they open the film here(Fort Worth, Tx) I would be the only person in the audience.
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