Official Selection out of Competition | 118 min | 2019


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About the Film

Bouncing between foster homes that can’t handle her outbursts of violent rage, Benni is a nine-year-old girl who represents what child protection services call a "system crasher." While the only constant in Benni’s life has become change, the one thing she can’t seem to change is her ways. In an attempt to help, Mrs. Bafané of child protection services hires Micha, an anger management trainer, to become Benni’s school escort, bringing new hope to her life. The film won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the 69th Berlinale.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 118 min
Language German with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Germany 
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Nora Fingscheidt
Cinematography Yunus Roy Imer
Music John Gürtler 
Editing Stephan Bechinger, Julia Kovalenko
Producer Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann
Production Company Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros.
Sound Design
Sound Corinna Zink, Jonathan Schorr
Cast Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

Film Contacts

Directed by: Nora Fingscheidt