About

Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.

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Directed by

Volker Schlöndorff

Written by

Jean-Claude Carrière (Screenplay)
Volker Schlöndorff (Screenplay)
Günter Grass (Author)
Franz Seitz junior (Screenplay)

Runtime

162 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Poland, Croatia

Language

German

Tagline

A savage, sweeping epic of society in chaos.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii married couple adultery germany nazi circus suicide puberty family feud family's daily life red army lone wolf pregnancy new german cinema toxication lolita suffocation gdansk kaschubia

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#712 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film