Benni is a traumatised overcharged nine year old, a ticking time bomb. No matter where Benni ends up, she is immediately rejected: foster home, special housing, special school, the 9-year old is moved back and forth in the German welfare system. Random bouts of anger brands her a “system crasher”, while all she wants is to feel loved, cared for and to be with her mother! No one seems to be able to handle her, but various attempts are made. The film is also, in itself, energy filled and challenging. And young Helena Zengel as Benni is amazing!
– Stig Eriksson
The screenings of System Crasher are made with support from Goethe-Institut Schweden.