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Festival Film Screening: Systemsprenger (System Crasher)

Sat 09 | 20:30 - 23:00 | HAU1

In cooperation with Berlinale Competition. Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Nora Fingscheidt, Germany, 2019, 118 min.
© Peter Hartwig, kineo Weydemann Bros. Yunus Roy Imer

Benni is a delicate-looking girl with unbridled energy. She is also a ‘system crasher,’ the term used to describe children who reject structures. No matter where this nine-year old is taken in, she is booted out again shortly afterwards. And that is exactly what she seeks, because all Benni desires is to be able to live with her mother – a woman unable to cope with her daughter’s unpredictable behaviour. Based on her multi-award-winning script, Talents alumna Nora Fingscheidt has created an intense drama about one child’s overwhelming need for love and the potential for violence this engenders.

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Nora Fingscheidt

Film director Nora Fingscheidt attended school in Germany and Argentina and is a graduate of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. She was nominated for the German Short Film Award for SYNKOPE in 2011 and participated in Berlinale Talents in 2012. Her documentary OHNE DIESE WELT won awards including the Max Ophüls Prize in 2017. Her feature debut SYSTEM CRASHER was selected for the Script Station at Berlinale Talents in 2017 and is screening in this year’s Berlinale Competition.
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Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn is the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots and its alumni network. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as co-director and curator from 2008 to 2014, and is a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.