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Movie scene with the poem "The Wise King" - a witch poisons a well the people drink from the well and they all become crazy

As the title says, looking for a movie where I vividly remember a scene with the poem "The Wise King" being quoted. It´s only a scene made for meaning/symbolism, it has no actual place in the story, would just like to know what movie it is, the dialogue is something as follows:

"A witch poisoned the well, and all the people drank from the well and became crazy. Everyone but the king drank from the well, and in turn they thought he was the crazy one."(Something about the people rioting in the streets) "The next morning the king drank from the well and the people rejoiced over their king becoming sane".

It goes something along those lines, but main point being witch poisons the well>everyone drinks and become crazy, in turn think their king is the crazy one>he eventually drinks and everyone, now crazy is happy he has come to his senses
asked Oct 22 in Name That Movie by phreektuc (7 points)
I don't know if this is what you are looking for but Serpico (1973) has a scene with this parable.

http://www.subzin.com/quotes/M6697ce04/Serpico/and+she+poisoned+the+well.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070666/
Thank you, that exact scene seems to be what I remember :)

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answered Nov 2 by lavina (766 points)
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