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System Crasher Dir. Nora Fingscheidt

  • Germany
  • 118 mins
  • 2019
  • Drama
  • Colour
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Main Cast: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Lisa Hagmeister

Entered as Best Foreign Film, 2020 Academy Awards

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 mum. But Bianca is scared of her own daughter. Mrs Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired? This brilliant film will assault your senses like no other and is not to be missed. It recently won the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and Albrecht Schuch, who gives a sensitive, note-perfect performance as Micha, will be in Kilkenny to present the film.