EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL (German : ''AUCH ZWERGE HABEN KLEIN
ANGEFANGEN\'\') is a 1970 West German comedy-drama film written,
produced, and directed by
* 1 Plot * 2 Production * 3 References * 4 External links
A group of dwarfs confined in an institution on a remote island rebel against the guards and director (all dwarfs as well) in a display of mayhem. The dwarfs gleefully break windows and dishes, abandon a running truck to drive itself in circles, engineer food fights and cock fights , set fire to pots of flowers, kill a large pig, torment some blind dwarfs, and perform a mock crucifixion of a monkey.
The film was shot on the
During the filming, Herzog gave some strange direction to elicit particular performances from the actors. In directing one dwarf who continually struggles not to laugh, Herzog repeatedly told the actor that he must not laugh, but then made funny faces at him as soon as he started filming.
While filming the scene where a van drove in circles with no one at
the wheel, one of the actors was run over, but immediately stood up
uninjured. During the flower burning scene, the same actor caught fire