R | | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
Acclaimed Polish-British actress Beata Pozniak made her movie debut as an extra when scenes were shot right outside her home.
Look, if you please, at this extraordinary potato... this swelling, luxuriant flesh, forever conceiving new shapes... and yet so chaste. I love a potato, because it speaks to me.
At the end of the circus scene, the band inside plays "Work Song", written by Nat Adderley in 1960.
In 2010, a director's cut was released in Germany which runs ca. 20 minutes longer.
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