Buxton Film

System Crasher rating-15

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Benni is 9. She is bright, energetic, articulate, foul-mouthed and given to outbursts of violence. Her mother and siblings can’t cope with Benni but, as it turns out, neither can social services. A ‘system crasher’ is the term used to describe a child who can’t be placed with a foster family. Drugs could be a solution for calming Benni (Helena Zengel is tremendous here) but her caseworker hopes to find other, less invasive, answers. A bold and visceral film from Germany and an impressive debut by director Nora Fingscheidt.

This screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.

Cast: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide 
Director: Nora Fingscheidt

  • Duration: 118 mins
  • Rating: rating-15
  • Price: £5