Germany, 2019, 119 mins.
DIRECTOR: Nora Fingscheidt
WITH: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister
Foster families, special needs schools – nine-year
old Benni has seen it all. Rebellious, aggressive and
unpredictable, she is expelled wherever she goes.
Child protection services refer to her as a “system
crasher”. All Benni wants is to be back at home, but
her mother is scared and overwhelmed by her own
daughter. While child protection services are trying
to find a permanent placement, they hire an anger
management trainer as Benni’s school escort and
suddenly there is a seed of hope. Young actress
Helena Zengel gives a remarkable performance as
the out of control Benni. Winner of the Silver Bear
Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens
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