Sunday August 9, 2020

System Crasher: Inside the head of a problem child

Nora Fingscheidt’s German drama is a loud, dissonant assault on the senses

5th April, 2020
Helena Zengel and Albrecht Schuch in System Crasher

System Crasher: Directed by Nora Fingscheidt, Curzon Home Cinema, no cert Rating: ****

Coffee & Kareem: Directed by Michael Dowse, Netflix, 15 Rating: **

Nora Fingscheidt’s System Crasher is a well-researched and sincere attempt to get inside the head of an emotionally disturbed nine-year-old German girl as she pings around that nation’s well-resourced social services system. Raw and affecting in substance and form, it carefully follows its tiny, furious heroine through a series of interactions and interventions that drive everyone around...

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