The Institute Benjamenta
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From the directing team of identical twin brothers Timothy Quay and Stephen Quay, Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life focuses on the experiences of Jakob Von Gunten (Mark Rylance), who has come to the titular institute to train to become a manservant. Amidst a series of unorthodox lessons under the instruction of brother and sister Johannes Benjamenta (Gottfried John) and Lisa Benjamenta (Alice Krige), Jakob becomes attracted to Lisa and she to him. As the magnetism between the two of them intensifies, Lisa's health declines more and more, leading Johannes to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"an abstract, uncanny experience which, like any good servant, is far too tactful just to blurt out its masters' secrets."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"The film sets a nightmarish tone."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A beautiful, complex work that's more easily enjoyed in hindsight."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A one-of-a-kind education in creative filmmaking."
‑ Phil Hall, Wired
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