Institute Benjamenta
Original Title: Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Production year: 1995
Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: B653-69B7-41D6-EB4A
Running time: 1:45 (105 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: Black & White, 1.66:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 17, 2010
Collection type: Owned
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 28, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Jakob (Mark Rylance) wants to be of service. Admitted to a peculiar school for servants run by domineering Johannes (Gottfried John) and his sorrowful sister Lisa (Alice Krige), Jakob gradually uncovers the mystical Institute's secrets and, by extension, those of life itself.

Presented in a new, director approved transfer, this striking live action feature is an exquisitely realised anti-fairy tale, a fragile world shimmering with luminous energy and hypnotic beauty.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • FilmFour
 • British Screen
 • Koninck Studios
Media Companies:
 • BFI (British Film Institute)
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Blu-ray)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Animated short films by the Quay Brothers; Booklet
Crew
Direction
Stephen Quay....Director
Timothy Quay....Director
Writing
Alan Passes....Writer
Stephen Quay....Writer
Timothy Quay....Writer
Robert Walser....Story By
Production
Karl Baumgartner....Producer
Keith Griffiths....Producer
Janine Marmot....Producer
Katsue Tomiyama....Producer
Cinematography
Nicholas D. Knowland....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Larry Sider....Film Editor
Music
Lech Jankowski....Composer
Sound
Larry Sider....Sound
Art
Jennifer Kernke....Production Designer
Alison Riva....Art Director
Nicky Gillbrand....Costume Designer
Caroline Clements....Make-up Artist
Suzie Zamit....Make-up Artist
Cast
Mark Rylance....Jakob
Alice Krige....Lisa Benjamenta
Gottfried John....Herr Benjamenta
Daniel Smith....Kraus
Joseph Alessi....Pepino
Jonathan Stone....Hebling
CÚsar Sarachu....Inigo
Peter Lovstrom....Jorgenson
Uri Roodner....Schilinski
Peter Whitfield....Null