Institue Benjamenta or This Dream People Call Human Life Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Institue Benjamenta or This Dream People Call Human Life the Movie

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The Brothers Quay's first live-action feature is a surreal nightmareish fairytale based on the 1905 novel "Jakob von Gunten" by Robert Waiser. Jakob (Rylance) arrives at the secluded Institute Benjamenta, which is run by Lisa (Krige) and her brother Johannes (John), to train as a servant. He becomes a favorite of the enigmatic duo and tries to decide what is real and what isn't. Eccentric and wonderfully photographed by Knowland.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
The Help: Male, Dedicated Teachers, Brothers & Sisters, Period Piece: 1900s
Screenplay
Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Allan Passes
Cast
Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John
Cinematography
Nicholas D. Knowland
Director
Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Music
Lech Jankowski

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