Film System Crasher

Helena Zengel in System Crasher, Source: Port au Prince Pictures, DFF © kineo Film, Weydemann Bros., Yunus Roy Imer

Thu, 30.06.2022

18:30 BST

Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Helena Zengel in System Crasher, Source: Port au Prince Pictures, DFF

Join us to watch the film ‚System Crasher‘ with English subtitles on the big screen in our hall. Free entry!

Germany 2017-2019, Dir: Nora Fingscheidt, colour, 125 min., with Engl. subtitles. Cast: Helena Zengel, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Albrecht Schuch, Melanie Straub and others

On her wild quest for love, 9-year old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. 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 manage ment 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 psycho logical study and crafts vibrant, visceral and emotional cinema, which evokes unforgettable performances.
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH
Copyright: Port au Prince Pictures GmbH (Berlin)

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Event Series: German Cinema