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Cinema @HOME: System Crasher

Monday 11th May, 2020 - 20:00

€10 – €11.40

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled.

The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Profoundly affected by childhood trauma, Benni is by turns bright, funny and charming, but can flip at any moment into terrifying violent outbursts.

Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni, to little success. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope.

Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?

Director: Nora Fingscheidt  Running Time: 120 min Language German (English subtitles)

We are missing our Monday night cinema programme – and we know many of you are very regular attenders of all the screenings, so we would like to offer an alternative Monday night cinema at home option for access to some of the best new, independent Irish and international cinema.

We can watch the award-winning German film System Crasher online together on Monday 11th May, at 8pm,  thanks to our screening partner:

Download link and details:
Cost: £9:99 (€11:40 approx) for one week online rental.  If you select Access Cinema – Riverbank Arts Centre from the dropdown menu at the time of purchase we will receive 10% of the download fee.


“Evoking Ken Loach at his fiercest” – Total Film

“You’re watching a star being born” – Film Inquiry

“A tender and visceral film that leaves knots in your chest” – Little White Lies

“Guaranteed to capture your heart and rip it to shreds.” – Flip Screen

“Much like its heroine, (System Crasher) is a bright, ferocious bundle of energy.” – Culture Fly


Monday 11th May, 2020
€10 – €11.40
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