Programme 2019

System Crasher (Systemsprenger)

Director: Nora Fingscheidt

fiction

India Premiere

Section: International Competition

Country: Germany | Year: 2019

Language(s): German | Time: 118 mins

Synopsis

Wild 9-year-old Benni has become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Because she has only one 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 permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as her school escort and suddenly, there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?

Director's Bio

Nora Fingscheidt grew up in Germany. She directed the short documentary Boulevard’s End (2014). Since then, Fingscheidt works in both fiction and documentary. Her diploma film Without This World (2017), a feature documentary about a conservative Mennonite colony in the north of Argentina, won the Max Ophüls Prize and the First Steps Award in 2017. System Crasher, her first feature, has been awarded several prizes for its script.