Nora Fingscheidt’s System Crasher: an absorbing, frenetic piece of film-making

This smart film has turbo-boosted the careers of both its main actor and director.

The smartest choice in System Crasher, a visually frenetic film about a nine-year-old girl stuck in the German care system, is one of costume design. Gilets, jumpers, windcheaters, hats: Benni (Helena Zengel) will wear anything so long as it’s in shocking pink. The movie’s title appears on screen in the same colour, the letters daubed over a window that Benni has cracked during one of her tantrums, and those pink outfits turn the child herself into a sort of rude blotch on every shot....
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