Overview

The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable and disturbing elements of our nature come forward. The film shows how justifiable revolt may be empowering, but may also turn to chaos and depravity. The allegory is developed in part by the fact that the film is cast entirely with dwarfs

  1. Werner Herzog

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Helmut Döring

    Hombré

  2. Paul Glauer

    Erzieher

  3. Gisela Hertwig

    Pobrecita

  4. Hertel Minkner

    Chicklets

  5. Gertrud Piccini

    Piccini

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Even Dwarfs Started Small
Even Dwarfs Started Small

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Original Title Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 16, 1970
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $200,000.00

Revenue -

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