The Institute Benjamenta (1996)
as Lisa Benjamenta
as Jakob von Gunten
as Johannes Benjamenta
Critic Reviews for The Institute Benjamenta
an abstract, uncanny experience which, like any good servant, is far too tactful just to blurt out its masters' secrets.
A beautiful, complex work that's more easily enjoyed in hindsight.
Audience Reviews for The Institute Benjamenta
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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