Night of Lead
Based on the novella by Hans Henny Jahnn, the story evolves around what seems like a dream sequence for a man. Surreal events take place within this dream, including the introduction of several strange characters. Eselein appears as a hotel bellboy but you get the impression that he is far more than this as he interacts with the dreamer.
Eventually, the tale unfolds through increasingly surreal circumstances until it becomes apparent that these may be the last few moments of Mathieu's life after a terrible beating.
Note: I have placed a copy of this extremely hard to find art-movie in the videos section. If anyone is able to translate the dialog between Franz and Mathieu then I would be very grateful to add the transcript to the site.