Volker Schlöndorff

The beat of the drum

  • Direction

    Pierre-Henri Gibert
  • Author

    Pierre-Henri Gibert
  • Coproduction

    ARTE France
  • Broadcaster



Volker Schlöndorff is the most European of German filmmakers. From The Tin Drum to Diplomacy, this film explores the life and work of a border-crossing artist who, by leaving his country, gained the perspective to portray it better than anyone else. A personal quest that also provides a unique point of view on both German and European history, and a reflection on national identity and its gray areas.
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  • Distributor

    Cinétévé Sales - Gorka GALLIER et Erik TOLLU g.gallier@cineteve.fr e.tollu@cineteve.fr
  • Technical team

    Image: Valentin Caron Editing: Pierre-Henri Gibert Documentalists Sharon Hammou Barbara Schölnberger Linn Sackarnd Lucie Tamborini Graphics: Yoann Crez Color Grading: Fred Ricci Mixing: Sylvain Copans
  • Cast

    A film by Pierre-Henri Gibert With the voice of Pierre-Henri Gibert Original music : Arnaud Guillemant Historical advisor : Matthias Steinle Translations by : Olivier Houlmann
  • a Cinétévé and Arte France coproduction Executive producers : Fabienne Servan Schreiber & Laurence Miller ARTE France Society and Culture Unit: Fabrice Puchault With the participation of CIné+ and the support of PROCIREP - Société des Producteurs and ANGOA and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée CNC.