System Crasher
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    System Crasher

    Directed by

    • Nora Fingscheidt

    Germany

    2019

    118 min

    • German

    Fiction

    Bernadette, or Benni as she prefers to be known, is a delicate-looking girl with unbridled energy. She is a ‘system crasher’. This term is used to describe children who break every single rule; children who refuse to accept any kind of structure and who gradually fall through the cracks in Germany’s child and welfare services. No matter where this nine-year-old is taken in, she is booted out again after a short time. And that is exactly what she is after, because all she wants is to be able to live with her mother again: a woman who is totally unable to cope with her daughter’s incalculable behaviour.

    Awards

    • Audience Award - Les Arcs FF
    • Best Film in Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria - Zurich FF
    • Audience Award - Transilvania IFF
    • Germany's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Helena Zengel
    Albrecht Schuch
    Gabriela Maria Schmeide
    Lisa Hagmeister
    Melanie Straub
    Victoria Trauttmansdorff
    Maryam Zaree
    Tedros Teclebrhan
    Screenplay
    Nora Fingscheidt
    Cinematography
    Yunus Roy Imer
    Editing
    Stephan Bechinger
    Julia Kovalenko
    Music
    John Gürtler
    Sales
    BETA CINEMA
    Production
    KINEO FILMPRODUKTION
    Nora Fingscheidt

    Nora Fingscheidt

    Germany

    Born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1983, she spent her schooldays in Germany and Argentina. Since 2003, she has been involved in the development of the film school collective, filmArche, in Berlin, at the same time completing training as an acting coach. Between 2008 and 2017 she studied fiction directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. She was nominated for the German Short Film Award for her second-year film Synkope and participated in Berlinale Talents in 2012. She completed her degree with the documentary Ohne diese Welt which won awards including the Max Ophüls Prize in 2017. Her last feature SYSTEM CRASHER was presented in the Official Competition at the Berlinale 2019.