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Eric Rentschler

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The Tin Drum: Schlöndorff’s German Fresco

“A country unable to mourn,” Volker Schlöndorff wrote in his journal as he adapted Günter Grass’ novel, The Tin Drum. “Germany, to this day, is the poisoned heart of Europe.” When the film premiered in West German cinemas in early May 197

By Eric Rentschler