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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life 1995

Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life 1995

Aug. 01, 1995UK104 Min.PG
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Synopsis

Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a better room. No other students arrive and none leave for employment. Johannes is unhappy, imperious, and detached from the school’s operation. Lisa is beautiful, at first tightly controlled, then on the verge of breakdown. There’s a whiff of incest. Jakob is drawn to Lisa, and perhaps she to him. As winter sets in, she becomes catatonic. Things get worse; Johannes notes that all this has happened since Jakob came. Is there any cause and effect?

Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life 1995
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life 1995
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life 1995
Original title Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life
IMDb Rating 7.1 1,658 votes
TMDb Rating 7.5 23 votes

Director

Stephen Quay
Director

Cast

Alice Krige isLisa Benjamenta
Lisa Benjamenta
Gottfried John isHerr Benjamenta
Herr Benjamenta

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