Director: Werner Herzog. Cast: Helmut Döring, Paul Glauer, Gisela Hertwig. 96 min. Comedy/Drama/Horror. West Germany.
A disturbing film. Dwarfs in a mental institution revolt against the instructor (also a dwarf), and perform the strangest of vandalism. But midway through, when you realize even people outside the institution are dwarfs, the film takes a sudden turn: is this about how ostracizing minorities forces them to eventually become violent ... or about how any society (minority or majority) succumbs to barbarism as soon as there's a void of civil social structure? Watching this stark black-and-white situation analysis is distressing, and rest assured the dwarfs' evil cackle will haunt you for some time. Herzog rarely fails to bewilder.
PS#1: Interesting. Imdb classifies the movie as "Comedy/Drama/Horror".
PS#2: Great Herzog quote: "Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates."
PS#2: Thank you, Toast, for the recommendation.