Tin Drum, The
The Tin Drum is the 1979 film adaptation of the novel by Günter Grass by Volker Schlöndorff. On his third birthday, Oskar Matzerath, born in the Free City of Danzig (Gdansk) in 1924, refused to allow further growth and participation in the adult world. The eternal child expresses his protest against Nazis and sympathizers on his tin drum, and only after the war ends does Oskar decide to grow again - and to have a say.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980 at the 52nd Academy Awards.
The following weapons were used in the film The Tin Drum:
A German officer is very briefly seen with a Luger P08 during the surrender of the Polish defenders.
Steyr Mannlicher M1895/30
Jan Bronski (Daniel Olbrychski), Kobyella (Mieczyslaw Czechowicz) and other Polish defenders of the Post Office in Danzig are armed with Austrian full-lenght Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles and carbines. Some SS Heimwehr Danzig and Sturmabteilung (SA) members can also seen with this rifle during the surrender of the Polish defenders.
The Karabiner 98k is used by German soldiers.
Soviet Soldiers at the end are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
Some Finnish Tikkakoski m/44s, copy of the PPS-43, with drum magazines are also used by Red Army soldiers.
The MG42 is first seen during the beginning of World War Two in 1939 and later on bunkers of the Atlantikwall.
Three Browning M1919A6 are seen on the Atlantikwall scenes.
The German armored cars are American White M3 Scout Cars mocked up to resemble accurate Austrian Steyr ADGZs which are actually used during the post office siege.
10.5-cm-leichte Feldhaubitze 18/40
A leichte Feldhaubitze 18/40 howitzer is used by the attackers of the Post Office. The predecessor would have been more historically correct since it was also used in the siege.
Two German soldiers can be seen with unknown flamethrowers.