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

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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

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

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