The Institute Benjamenta
The Institute Benjamenta (1996)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 28, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

an abstract, uncanny experience which, like any good servant, is far too tactful just to blurt out its masters' secrets.

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Dennis Schwartz
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The film sets a nightmarish tone.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A beautiful, complex work that's more easily enjoyed in hindsight.

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Phil Hall

A one-of-a-kind education in creative filmmaking.

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Thinking he has no important calling in life, an ambitionless man enrolls in a school that trains servants; once there, he enters into an ambiguous, sexually… More