Robin Williams plays the manager of a photo processing department of a large discount store. He develops an unhealthy infatuation with a family whose photos he develops.
An okay movie, but it's hard to rank it anywhere near The Piano Teacher on the Disturb-O-Meter.
Sprokets isn't a movie, but it should be. It's the "West German Television" variety/artsy/discussion/uberweltschmerz show hosted by "Dieter" and "Klaus," his monkey. Of course, this was all just the creation of Saturday Night Live comedian Mike Myers.
One of Dieter's topics was something he called "Germany's Most Disturbing Home Videos." Dieter made liberal use of the word "disturbing."
So now, years after Dieter quit making his appearances, I still love to say of a film, "It was very distuuuuuuurbing." Then, like Dieter, I say, "Now's ze time on Shprockets when vee dahnce." And I do robot dancing to imaginary synth music.
Oh, and here's a transcript of a portion of a Sprockets episode.
Dieter: It has been a very busy week here in Berlin. Jourgen von
Keitel's exhibit "Scabs On Canvas" opened at the Schussel Calle,
the Gertrude Bromf troupe previewed their performance in wax at the
Theater of Unhappiness, and the Berlin wall was dismantled. For the
masses the wall's collapse represents freedom and opportunity. But
for me, it is a chance to meet the most brilliant countercultural
filmmaker in the East, Gregor Voss. Seen here on East German
television last year, Voss, the suppressed visionary whose films
include "The Dead Coat", "Irritant Number 4", and "Here Child,
Finish Your Nothing", he entered the West three days ago, and has
agreed to appear on Sprockets and speak with me, his greatest fan.
Please welcome Gregor Voss.
D: Welcome to Sprockets, Gregor Voss.
GV: Whoo! Yah, is great to be here, Dieter.
D: Gregor Voss, your presence intimidates me to the point of
humiliation. Would you care to strike me?