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Institute Benjamenta

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Original title
Institute Benjamenta (This Dream People Call Human Life)aka
AKA
  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
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Screenwriter
Timothy Quay, Stephen Quay, Alan Passes (Novel: Robert Walser)
Music
Lech Jankowski
Cinematography
Nicholas D. Knowland (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production UK-Japan-Germany; Image Forum / Koninck Studios / Pandora Filmproduktion
Genre
Drama | Surrealism
Synopsis / Plot
Brilliant English animators The Brothers Quay create their first feature-length live-action film in this tale of a dilapidated boarding school for the teaching of servants run by a brother and sister in which the curriculum is the repetition of one single lesson. When Jacob, a young man, enrolls in the school, he becomes entangled in the strange lives of the students and headmasters alike. Called by director Terry Gilliam, "The most visually beautiful and hauntingly humorous film I have seen in the last 300 years.
Awards
1995: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Cinematography
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