Archive of films System Crasher / Systemsprenger
2019, 118 min
Nine-year-old Benni is a fragile kid filled with rage against all institutions because she believes they are keeping her from returning home to her mother. Will this young girl, who is constantly running away, find at least one person to love her unconditionally? This energetic yet painfully touching debut won the Alfred Bauer Prize at this year’s Berlinale.
According to her files, nine-year-old Bernardette – or Benni as she likes to be called – is a system crasher, the term for a child whose problematic behavior presents a challenge for Germany’s social services. The fragile girl is filled with uncontrollable rage against any and all institutions because she believes they are keeping her from returning home to her mother and two younger siblings. Unfortunately, her mom can’t handle Benni even when the girl is on her best behavior. Is anyone capable of giving Benni the unconditional love she needs? This energetic but painfully touching debut took the Alfred Bauer Prize at this year’s Berlinale.
About the director
Nora Fingscheidt (b. 1983, Braunschweig, Germany). Filmography: Syncope (Synkope, 2010 short), Between the Lines (Zwischen den Zeilen, 2011, short), Nose and Mouth (Brüderlein, 2013, medium-length), Boulevard’s End (2014, short doc.), The License (Die Lizenz, 2016, short), Without This World (Ohne diese Welt, 2017, doc.), System Crasher (Systemsprenger, 2019)
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Yunus Roy Imer|
|Editor:||Stephan Bechinger, Julia Kovalenko|
|Art Director:||Marie-Luise Balzer|
|Producer:||Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann|
|Coproduction:||Oma Inge Film, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel|
|Cast:||Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Lisa Hagmeister, Melanie Straub, Victoria Trauttmansdorff|
|Sales:||Beta Cinema GmbH|
|Distributor:||Film Europe s.r.o.|
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