Systemsprenger (System Crasher) 2019 Ages 15+

8.15PM Thu 26 Mar 2020 (1hr 58mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Nine-year-old Benni is so out of control her mother is afraid to have her at home. Benni, desperate to be with her family, hops from one foster placement to the next and is dubbed a ‘system crasher’ – someone who cannot be accommodated in the usual child protection process. A visceral yet moving film anchored by a breathtaking performance from Helena Zengel as the wild and uncontrollable Benni, System Crasher is nuanced depiction of mental ill-health. Inspired by the writer-director Nora Fingscheidt’s own angry tendencies in childhood, System Crasher examines the environmental and emotional influences that can shape violent and dangerous behaviour.

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 118 MINUTES, GERMANY, GERMAN / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: NORA FINGSCHEIDT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: YUNUS ROY IMER / EDITOR: STEPHAN BECHINGER, JULIA KOVALENKO / PRODUCTION CO: KINEO FILMPRODUKTION, WEYDEMANN BRO. / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: BETA CINEMA