System crasher

Nora Fingscheidt
Germany
119 min
2019
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Synopsis: 

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 mommy! 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?

While being acutely authentic, first-time director Nora Fingscheidt transcends a psychological study and crafts vibrant, visceral and emotional cinema, which evokes unforgettable performances.

Screenplay: Nora Fingscheidt

Cast: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister, Melanie Hagmeister, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Maryam Zaree, Tedros Teclebrhan

Cinematography: Yunus Roy Imer

Producers: Peter Hartwig, Frauke Kolbmüller, Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann

Music: John Gürtler

Production: Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros, Oma Inge Film, Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Sales Agent: Beta Cinema