Plot[ edit ] In , Joseph Kolaizcek, the grandfather of Oskar Matzerath, the main character, is being pursued by the police through rural Kashubia located in modern-day Poland. He evades the authorities for a year, but when they find him again, he either drowns or escapes to America and becomes a millionaire. Anna's daughter Agnes has two lovers: The two men are great friends. Agnes gives birth to a son, Oskar.
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) with English subtitles online
Oscar is 3 years old. For his birthday he gets a tin drum. He sees how grown ups act, this is during the rise of the Nazi Party and he decides to stop growing. The film is filled with moral ethics and symbolism. The tin drum Oscar always drums on is a symbol of his protest against the cruelty that grown ups create, not to mention the rise of Nazism. Die Blechtrommel even has large scenes that are only for symbolism. It is probably one of the most important German films since WW2.