System Crasher

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System Crasher
System Crasher.jpg
Film poster
Directed byNora Fingscheidt
Produced byPeter Hartwig
Jonas Weydemann
Jakob D. Weydemann
Written byNora Fingscheidt
StarringHelena Zengel
Music byJohn Gürtler
CinematographyYunus Roy Imer
Edited byStephan Bechinger
Julia Kovalenko
Distributed byPort au Prince Pictures
Release date
  • 8 February 2019 (2019-02-08) (Berlin)
  • 19 September 2019 (2019-09-19) (Germany)

System Crasher (German: Systemsprenger) is a 2019 German drama film directed by Nora Fingscheidt.


A disturbed nine-year-old girl in the child welfare system longs to return to her mother.



It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] It won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the festival.[2] It was selected as the German entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[3] Film received 3 nominations to the 32nd European Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Actress, University Award.[4]

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  1. ^ "Selection for Competition and Berlinale Special Completed". berlinale. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Berlin Film Festival 2019: Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' Wins Golden Bear". Variety. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Oscars: Germany Selects 'System Crasher' for International Feature Film Award". Variety. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
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