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System Crasher (2019)

Systemsprenger (original title)
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On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

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Nora Fingscheidt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Zengel ... Bernadette 'Benni' Klaaß
Albrecht Schuch ... Michael 'Micha' Heller, Anti-Gewalt-Trainer
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Frau Bafané, Jugendamtmitarbeiterin
Lisa Hagmeister ... Bianca Klaaß, Bennis Mutter
Melanie Straub Melanie Straub ... Dr. Schönemann
Victoria Trauttmansdorff Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Pflegemutter Silvia
Maryam Zaree ... Elli Heller
Tedros Teclebrhan Tedros Teclebrhan ... Erzieher Robert
Matthias Brenner ... Erzieher Wolfgang
Louis von Klipstein Louis von Klipstein ... Praktikant Dennis
Barbara Philipp Barbara Philipp ... Heimleiterin Redekamp
Amelle Schwerk Amelle Schwerk ... Erzieherin Mona
Sashiko Hara Sashiko Hara ... Verkäuferin
Fine Belger Fine Belger ... Erzieherin Kati
Imke Büchel Imke Büchel ... Autofahrerin Frau Herzog
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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. Because Benni has one single goal: to be back at home with her mommy. But Bianca is scared of her own daughter. Mrs Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni's school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired? Written by Weydemann Bros.

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Official Sites:

systemsprenger (de)

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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$546,444
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Germany's official submission to the International Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards. See more »

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My favorite movie at the Berlinale
2 March 2019 | by AnnaPrehlerSee all my reviews

This movie was really impressive, especially considering that it is the director's first feature film. Helena Zengel, who plays Benni, is such an excellent actress and she can go very far as an actress if she continue in that way. Can't wait what she is doing next.


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