Ben collects comics, fritters away time and indulges in seemingly pointless intellectual pursuits. He also claims to be able to memorize a deck of cards in under 30 seconds and can remember countless sequences of random numbers by creating visual images in his head, known as mind-mapping. Ben has trained his brain in anticipation of the World Memory Championships. His journey takes him from the UK, to Germany and finally to Bahrain to compete against 'warriors of the mind' from three continents. Along the way, we meet an extraordinary array of eccentric characters, including a blue-blooded Austrian Count, a young Renaissance man who lists 'inventing a new colour' amongst his works, the brilliant and hilarious 'mind guru' Tony Buzan and Ben's arch nemesis, Dr Gunther Karsten from Germany. The Mentalists is a charming, funny film that shows just what you can achieve when you set your mind to it.