SYSTEM CRASHER
SYSTEMSPRENGER
2019, 118 min, Germany, Dir: Nora Fingscheidt

She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni Klaass (Helena Zengel) ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher.” Benni has a single goal - to be back at home with her mom - but Bianca Klaass (Lisa Hagmeister) is scared of her own daughter. Hoping to find a permanent placement for Benni, anger-management trainer Micha (Albrecht Schuch) becomes the girl’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others failed?


THE MOVER
ATLAS
2018, 23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH, 100 min, Germany, Dir: David Nawrath

At 60, Walter Scholl (Rainer Bock) is largely numb to his miserable job as a “removal man,” who carries out forced evictions of delinquent tenants. His unemotional state, however, is completely undone when he is scheduled to evict a family all too close to him. Hiding his personal connections from his crooked boss and violent co-workers, Walter considers how to protect the tenants, who may not want his help in the first place. From co-writer and director David Nawrath, THE MOVER is a thrilling drama that leads to a shocking climax.


MEASURING THE WORLD
DIE VERMESSUNG DER WELT
2012, The Match Factory, 119 min, Germany/Austria, Dir: Detlev Buck

Two of the greatest minds of the 19th century, mathematician Carl Friederich Gauss (Florian David Fritz) and scientist Alexander von Humboldt (Albrecht Abraham Schuch), dedicate their studies to measuring and comprehending the world they live in. Based on Daniel Kehlmann's best-selling novel of the same name, this visually stunning epic is a playful re-imagining of the great men's lives. Humboldt, a man with a passion for global exploration, is contrasted with Gauss, a man who experiences his world through mathematical theories and figures. Humboldt, aided by his colleague, Aimé Bonpland, travels the globe physically engaging the world he wishes to understand, applying modern, scientific thinking to comparatively unknown regions. Though he remains in the same destitute community for much of his life, Gauss' interior journey of mathematical discovery proves to be just as rich and visually stunning as Humboldt's adventures in remote areas of the world. Fact and fiction are mixed, often to humorous effect, to chronicle the findings of two very different men who nevertheless sought the same answers. MEASURING THE WORLD was nominated for two German Film Awards in 2013, and the film has won Best Costume Design and Best Make-up Design awards at the 2013 Austrian Film Awards. In German, French and Spanish with English subtitles.


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