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<i>Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life.</i> 1995. Great Britain/Japan/Germany. Directed by the Quay Brothers
  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

    1995. Great Britain/Japan/Germany. Quay Brothers. 104 min.

Introduced by the Quay Brothers

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

    1995. Great Britain/Japan/Germany. Directed by the Quay Brothers. With Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John. A young man enters the oppressive environment of a school for servants. The all-male student body submits to strange rituals and choreographed lessons in subservience designed to reduce them to “absolute zero.” Gradually, the young man’s attraction to the headmistress and his efforts to discover the secret history of the institution threaten the order of things, triggering destructive passions that lead to death and a dreamlike escape. 104 min.

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