PLEASE NOTE THAT SYSTEM CRASHER HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY THE DISTRIBUTOR. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS HAS CAUSED.
Germany’s submission to the 2020 Oscars sees a simply ground-breaking performance by Helena Zengel as Benni.
She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a "system crasher". And she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Because Benni has one single goal: to be back at home with her mother. But Bianca (Lisa Hagmeister) is scared of her own daughter.
Mrs. Bafané (Gabriela Maria Schmeide) from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha (Albrecht Schuch) as Benni's school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired? Two tenacious lead performances power this uniquely frank yet compassionate examination of angry childhood.
Germany 2019 Nora Fingscheidt 118m
PLEASE NOTE THAT SYSTEM CRASHER HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY THE DISTRIBUTOR. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS HAS CAUSED