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To say Benni is angry is like saying the Niagara Falls are quite wet. She is a raging torrent of pain, fury, and terror, expressed in a volcanic scream of incandescent hatred of the world. Benni is a nine-year-old girl, who is beyond even the skill and experience of the German social care system – which is why she is a system crasher. Nothing and no one can withstand her – until one person may be able to see a way through. Nora Fingscheidt’s film is a compassionate view of a child’s trauma, but it is the extraordinary performance of Helena Zengel as Benni that brings the film to such a high level of excellence.

With huge thanks to both our Gold Stars: IMDb, Earthsong, GWR and BFI Filmhub SW and to our Silver Stars: HSH Motor Group, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Bath BID, GoCompere, The Norie Trust, Solitude, FCB Studios, TSL Consulting and No15 Gt Pultney.

Ticket prices

Standard £9
Concession £7

Nora Fingscheidt

Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

119 min


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Preview screening courtesy of 606 Distribution