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[[caption-width-right:240:Some people say he looks like JackBlack.]]

''The Sinful Dwarf'' (1973) (original title: ''Dværgen'') is a Danish {{exploitation film}}, sometimes referred to as part of a subgenre called "Dwarfsploitation". This particularly nasty piece of cinematic trash was reviled in its own time, playing to only a few thousand people in its native land and flat-out banned in Sweden. At this point, it is sought out by fans of Euro-sleaze cinema for its [[RefugeInAudacity completely over-the-top nature]]. It does have some plot elements in common with ''ThrillerACruelPicture'' and ''Film/BloodsuckingFreaks'', if that's any indication of its content.

The movie centers around a boarding house run by a sleazy vaudevillian landlady, Lila Lash, and her incredibly creepy son, a [[LittlePeopleAreSurreal flannel-wearing, toy-collecting, always-grinning little person]] named Olaf. The two of them use their attic space to imprison several young women, whom they control through heroin addiction and sell as prostitutes. Fair warning: there are scenes involving these women that are quite explicit, particularly in the uncut version of the film.

The movie begins by introducting Peter and Mary, a young couple who have their share of financial struggles, and must find a place to live within their means. Despite the disturbing nature of Lila and Olaf, the couple decides to rent a room in their boarding house. While Peter goes out in search of work, Mary stays home and tries to ignore the constant piano-playing and singing that takes place between Lila, her drunken friend, and Olaf. Even worse, whenever she's changing clothes or making love to Peter, a nasty little man is watching...

[[Series/GameOfThrones Has nothing to do with Tyrion Lannister.]]
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!!This film provides examples of:
* BadSanta: "Santa Claus" is the nickname of the drug dealer who supplies Lila and Olaf with the heroin they use to keep their white slaves under control. He wears red and uses a toy store as a front for his operations.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Or possibly crazy. At least one of the female sex slaves kept in the attic can do little more than giggle at everything that goes on around her; she just smiles at a new recruit as the poor girl begs for help before being raped.
* DepravedDwarf: Olaf, of course.
* EvilLaugh: Olaf. His laugh fluctuates between a snicker and a [[GigglingVillain giggle]], but it's always undeniably evil.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Lila Lash is evil. Very evil. She's so evil she has a large, brown scar across her left cheek, almost to the point of having a half-{{glasgow grin}}. Has the fact that she's evil been mentioned?
* LadyDrunk: Lila Lash and her friend spend much of the movie getting plastered.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Olaf can make ''anything'' seem bizarre and disturbing with nothing more than a sweaty grin.
* [[MadwomanInTheAttic Mad Women In The Attic]]: Three of them, kept completely naked and hooked on heroin.
* OneHourWorkWeek: Subverted with Peter, who begins as a struggling writer, but then spends much of the movie searching for a job.
* PoliceAreUseless: To American audiences, this was highly averted. When Peter goes to the police, they not only believe his story, they respond ''immediately''.
* PsychopathicManchild: Olaf.
* SexSlave: Lila Lash and Olaf capture young women and [[MadeASlave turn them into prostitutes]] as a major part of their operation.
* ATasteOfTheLash: Olaf has to punish one of the unfortunate slaves with a squeaky whip. Being an exceptionally perverted dwarf, he ''really'' enjoys it.
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