One of the top ten audience favourites at Leeds International Film Festival in November 2019, we are giving you another chance to see intense and unforgettable German drama System Crasher.

Nine-year-old Benni is a ‘system crasher’, a foster child whose behaviour is so out of control that she cannot be placed with families. Benni is desperate to be back at home with her mother, but Bianca is scared of her own daughter. Determined to find a solution, her case worker aided by Micha, a young man who specializes in anger management, finds there is a glimmer of hope that they might succeed where everyone else failed. First-time director Nora Fingscheidt picked up the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlinale for this passionate tale of a foster child pushing the system to its limits.

Director Nora Fingscheidt conceived the film while shooting a documentary about a home for dispossessed women, where she first heard the unofficial term ‘system crasher’. Struck by these troubled children she wondered if it were possible to re-channel their incredible energy and use it for positive purposes.

‘In the lead role, young Helena Zengel is mightily impressive, showing the natural depth of a born actress as she pours her energy into System Crasher.’ - Review by Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

‘Suffused with sympathy but also a dose of bitter realism and shot with a freewheeling energy, System Crasher is an admirable distillation of a tough subject.’ – Review by Lee Marshall, Screen International

Ticket offers: 
50% off when you buy 4 or more LIFF Presents tickets
25% off when you buy 2 or 3 LIFF Presents tickets 
£5 tickets for those aged 25 and under