Even Dwarfs Started Small

Director: Werner Herzog
Year Released: 1970
Rating: 2.0

A group of little people inhabit an asylum where they tire of being locked up and start going mad, throwing plates at runaway cars and laughing hysterically while an immobile dromedary poops itself. A good portion of the reviews I've read use the word "disturbing" to describe it, and while I'll grant that Herzog is not in any way exploiting the people the way I felt Browning did with Freaks (one key decision is not to have any 'normal sized' people in it), I never found the vertically-challenged cast or revolutionary plot to be the least bit unnerving (the cast seems to keep checking off-screen for directions from Herzog, so it's not like I could ignore the amateurism). Was a major influence on Harmony Korine's Gummo and Crispin Glover's What Is It?, so it does have its champions.