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As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marijke Pinoy ...
Moeder
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Ben
Cesar De Sutter ...
Jonas
Gilles Deschryver ...
Coppola (as Gilles De Schrijver)
Bavo Smets ...
Katrien Pierlet ...
Kleuterjuf
Rebecca Lenaerts ...
Opvoedster
Maarten Claeyssens ...
Desmet
Titus De Voogdt ...
Bogaert
Pol Goossen ...
Vader
Michel Bauwens ...
Oorarts
Koen De Sutter ...
Oogarts
Peter De Graef ...
Psychiater
An Van Gijsegem ...
Maaike
Jakob Beks ...
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Storyline

Ben is different. His life is a universe to itself, where he plays his favorite on line computer game Archlord avidly, trying hard to train himself for the real world he lives in. The harsh world of a technical school is for him a daily kind of hell. As the horror of being a daily subject to bullying grows, Ben devises a plan. Then Scarlite comes into his life, the girl he has met in his on-line game. That wasn't part of the plan... Written by Peter Bouckaert

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26 September 2007 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Ben X - A Fase Final  »

Box Office

Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,949 (USA) (28 November 2008)

Gross:

$3,912 (USA) (28 November 2008)
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Cesar De Sutter, the little boy who plays Ben's little brother, is in fact the youngest son of Marijke Pinoy, the woman who plays Ben's mother. On top of that, he has a mild form of autism. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: [voiceover] It's hard to explain. It's hard to explain myself. But I never tell lies. Everything I say is true, even when I don't say a thing.
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Glad I'm Not God
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Performed by Lords of Acid
Published by BE's Songs
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Excellent representation of today's schools
19 July 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I had my doubts about the content of this movie when I started watching. Especially since the DVD cover gave me the impression that a lot of the movie would be about online gaming. Thank God this wasn't true.

It has been a long time since I've seen a movie that's this good

The movie brings forth a quite realistic view of school youth and their cruelty. Secondly, it also represents the world of a bully victim quite vividly. I can say this first hand. To complete this masterpiece it adds a very interesting twist in the end.

Well worth watching. Captivating from the beginning to the end. In my personal opinion every school should show this to their classroom at some point.


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