Systemsprenger

A Film by  Nora Fingscheidt.In Ger­man with Eng­lish sub­tit­les.

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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.
Made from her own mul­ti-award-win­ning script, Nora Fingscheidt has crea­ted an inten­se dra­ma about one child’s over­whel­ming need for love and secu­ri­ty and the poten­ti­al for vio­lence that this engen­ders. At the same time, the film depic­ts the tireless attempts of edu­ca­tors and psy­cho­lo­gists who use respect, trust and con­fi­dence to crea­te a way for­ward for child­ren who threa­ten to des­troy others and them­sel­ves as a result of their unpre­dic­ta­ble out­bursts.

Ber­li­na­le 2019: Sil­ver Bear – Alfred Bau­er Pri­ze

 
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DE 2019, 113 Min.
Regie, Buch: Nora Fingscheidt
Kame­ra: Yunus Roy Imer
Schnitt: Ste­phan Bechin­ger, Julia Kova­len­ko
mit: Hele­na Zen­gel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabrie­la Maria Schmei­de, Lisa Hag­meis­ter, Mela­nie Straub

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