System Crasher (Systemsprenger) [Online FILM]
- 26 Nov 2020
- 09 Dec 2020
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About the film
Can Benni’s newly-appointed anger-management coach succeed where others have consistently failed? Benni is a wayward nine-year-old whom the “system” has almost given up on. She Is expelled from one foster home to the next for her wild and uncontrollable behaviour, but deep down there lies an enormous vulnerability. Asking some pointed questions about the care system, this compelling drama features a ferocious lead performance from tomboyish young actress Helena Zengel, a whirlwind of dayglo pink clothing and blond hair who simply explodes off the screen.
• System Crasher / Systemsprenger (available 23rd Oct – 20th Dec)
Director: Nora Fingscheidt, Germany, 2019, 125m, 15, sub-titles, family drama, triple F-rated
Reviews & Quotes
“…writer-director Nora Fingscheidt’s powerful, desperately moving debut…” – Nikki Baughan, Sight + Sound.
“…an astonishing central performance from the blonde-haired Helena Zengel, who veers from feral ferocity to desperate vulnerability with whiplash speed.” – Nikki Baughan, Sight + Sound.
“Punkishly propulsive… a portrait of a child in the grip of a troubled psyche.” – Danny Leigh, The Financial Times
“There are times, when Zengel is performing with other children, especially younger children, when you get the strange sense that this isn’t acting – it is actually happening.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian