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Movie Info

When Jakob (Mark Rylance) attends the Institute Benjamenta to learn the ways of servitude, his dream quickly takes on nightmarish qualities. Lisa (Alice Krige), one of the headmasters, is an intriguing beauty whom Jakob feels attracted to, but she seems emotionally unstable. Meanwhile, Lisa's brother (Gottfried John) is entirely distracted from the school's operations, and no new students ever arrive. The work is tedious, and the situation worsens when Lisa falls into a catatonic state.

Cast & Crew

Alice Krige
Lisa Benjamenta
Gottfried John
Herr Benjamenta
Daniel Smith
Kraus
Katsue Tomiyama
Producer
Lech Jankowski
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Critic Reviews for Institute Benjamenta

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Audience Reviews for Institute Benjamenta

  • Oct 03, 2012
    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 repressed relationship with the headmistress and her brother. A beautiful looking black and white film that deliberately uses shallow focus and overexposure to tremendous artistic effect, though the sludgy, slow and surreal plot will turn the average moviegoer off.
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