Schmutz is a 1985 Austrian drama film directed by Paulus Manker. It was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Prize. It won C.S.T. Award at Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival (1986) and Best Director and Special Recommendation for the soundtrack at Ghent International Film Festival (1986).
Josef Schmutz is a custodian clerk given the task of guarding an outdated industrial plant. The film is an allegory on the obsessive outsider and the banal roots of totalitarianism.