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System Crasher Review

System Crasher Review

If there’s one word to describe the style of Nora Fingscheidt’s directorial debut it would have to be ‘schizophrenic’. Which for any other film might come across as a criticism. However, for telling the story of a wayward nine-year-old with severe anger management issues this high-energy, funhouse aesthetic proves to be the perfect platform.

Said nine-year-old is Benni (Helena Zengel) a victim of childhood trauma which now manifests with obnoxious, anti-social and even violent behaviour. She’s been passed along from foster parent to group home to shelter and is rapidly running out of places to be housed. And while it’s easy to sympathise the film never ignores Benni’s responsibility for the situation. She goes out of her way to aggravate all those around her; spitting out offensive language, mocking the disabled and even assaulting the very people closest to her. Yet, Zengel throws so much earnest anger,

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