The dance sequence

In the crucial scene when Erwin goes to see Anton Saitz,he is watching a Jerry Lewis film on TV and all the characters do a song and dance routine in imitation of the scene he is watching .It`s funny,but is this not a rather surreal intrusion into what should have been a very dark scene?


I found the scene paradoxically humorous and depressing/dark.

Echoes of the abattoir scene - we all line up for the slaughter meekly, perhaps dancing, oblivious of the suffering, of the skinning to come.

We all engage in the song-and-dance routine, oblivious and/or ignoring the suffering within everyone around us and the world we live in.