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.
Benni has one single goal: to be back at home with her mommy! Unfortunately, her mother is scared of her own daughter. Trying to find a permanent placement for Benni, Child Protection Services hires Micha, an anger management trainer 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.
Writer/Director: Nora Fingscheidt
Producer: Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann
Cast: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriella Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister
Length: 118 mins
Format: DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD
Language: German, English subtitles
Date: 27th March 2020
Official Website: https://www.systemcrasher.co.uk/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/systemcrasheruk/
Distributor Twitter handle: @606Distribution
Official hashtag: #SystemCrasher
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In the lead role, young Helena Zengel is mightily impressive, showing the natural depth of a born actress as she pours her energy into System Crasher – The Hollywood Reporter