Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

Part of the W. Herzog Film Season

Director: Werner Herzog
Certificate: Guideline PG
Format: 35mm
Language: German

This must be Herzog's most controversial film.

Set in an unidentified institution a rebellion has taken place and anarchy reigns supreme. The reason for the controversy is that the whole cast is made up of little people, which some find exploitative.

But it is a fantastic film, exhilarating, compelling and joyful; the last shot shows a camel doing a shit.

A film about the wish to destroy everything as laugh your head off as order collapses.

Not for the faint hearted. Not to be missed.

Other films in the W. Herzog Film Season:


Film: Heart Of Glass (Herz Aus Glas) (1976)

15 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Truly a masterpiece.


Film: Stroszek (1977)

18 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The deluded search of the American dream. Utterly brilliant.


Film: Aguirre, Wrath Of God (1972)

22 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The season wouldn't be complete without a film starring the inimitable Klaus Kinski. The most famous of W. Herzog films. T ranscendent.


Film: Two Documentaries About W. Herzog (1980 And 1982)

23 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Two documentaries about Werner Herzog: Burden of Dreams (Les Blank, 1982) and Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe (Les Blank, 1980).