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System Crasher

Director: Nora Fingscheidt
DE 2019118' de

“We're so happy you were born,” goes the birthday song for Benni. Unfortunately that's not entirely true. Even her beloved mother fears her unpredictable and violent outbursts of aggression and doesn't want to subject both younger children to them. Social services and doctors are powerless – every caretaker, every welfare institution hurry to get rid of system crashers. The girl, imprisoned in her own mind and body, suffers as much as those around her and longs for a home that's no longer to be found. Until a glimmer of hope appears…

The intense feature film debut of director Nora Fingscheidt won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival for opening new perspectives.

Curator's point of view: A proof that one can make films also on uncomfortable subjects and have them travelling around international film festivals. This film is like bitter medicine that clears the mind and opens the heart.

In the screening: BERLINALE RIGA 2019 opening

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