Q&A with Peter Hartwig

Systemsprenger – a film that really gets under your skin. Director Nora Fingscheidt has sensitively brought a subject of great socio-political relevance to the screen: nine-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel) is a child who has been severely traumatised since early childhood. A so-called “system blaster” that has since been passed from home to home, from foster family to foster family – until the next uncontrolled tantrum requires the next short-term stay in a psychiatric institution.

After the very emotional film presentation, the audience had the opportunity to discuss the film with producer Peter Hartwig together with our presenter Leonie Barta. With lively participation in the form of many questions from the film visitors, Peter Hartwig spoke in front of a packed Ostentor cinema in a revealing discussion about the sensitive topic, the importance of social professions and also their great responsibility. He showed particularly vividly that Benni is not the one who is breaking the system, but that the system cannot deal with it.

We would like to thank Peter Hartwig and our presenter Leonie!