Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Ottocaro (Francois Simon) has a flea circus. When those fleas are killed by a nearby spraying of insecticide, he decides to stage an homage to the black plague, using rats. His activities draw the attention of a rich man who wishes to actually spread the plague. This nefarious plot is denied fruition by the brave actions of Ottocaro. This Swiss film is in the German language, and is an important example of the filmmaking movement known as anti-illusionism by the noted Swiss director Thomas Koerfer.
destruction-of-mankind, flea-circus, plague