also at 3 & 6pm
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
With David Bennett, Mario Adorf
Faced with adapting Günter Grass’ sprawling, allegorical novel about the rise of Nazi power, Carrière and Schlöndorff boldly realized many of the novel’s fantastic elements. The result is a modern masterpiece of surrealism: a baby is born with the mind of an adult and refuses to grow up, experiencing the horrors of World War II through a skewed filter of youth.
Official Website: http://bam.org/film/series.aspx?id=97
Added by Fumio on July 25, 2006