En route to a new hospital, three mental patients get loose and wander into a sleepy village; believing they’ve reached their destination, they befriend some of the villagers and even help out when word arrives that three inmates have escaped from the nearby asylum. This 1998 comic parable by Austrian director Nikolaus Leytner contrasts the men’s childlike innocence with the village leaders’ hysteria and narrow-mindedness, offering a few mordantly funny moments and endearing portrayals of the eccentric inmates. Unfortunately, they fail to compensate for the film’s moralizing, predictable situations, and shticky humor.