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System crasher

System crasher
Director: Nora Fingscheidt

Germany, 2019, drama, 118 min, German with Lithuanian and English subtitles, V

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?

Awards

It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. It won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the festival.It was selected as the German entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

About the director

Nora Fingscheidt was born in 1983. She is a director and writer.