Dvaergen (1973)

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This utterly tasteless Danish exploitation feature concerns an alcoholic ex-dancer who uses her disgusting dwarf son (Torben) to lure nubile teenaged girls to her house. Once there, the girls are chained naked in the attic and tortured by Torben, then hooked on drugs and forced to act as prostitutes to the woman's wealthy clients. A very graphic, disturbing thriller, Dvaergen features a toy-store owner who smuggles heroin in stuffed animals, a woman raped with a cane, and other unpleasant distractions. If there is any humor at all in director Vidal Raski's film, it comes from the sight of the dwarf's mother, a drunken old woman imitating Carmen Miranda. Cult-film buffs will be delighted with Raski's total lack of regard for good taste and his admittedly skillful direction, while the majority of viewers will be sickened and repelled.

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addiction, alcoholism, drugs, dwarf, kidnapping, prostitute/prostitution, rape, seduction, torture, white-slavery