Awards:5 wins & 2 nominations
Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems of coming of age, when he falls in love to the school''s dream girl Malen.
Crazy is the name of German movie directed by Hans-Christian Schmid and filmed in 2000. It is based on the autobiographical book by Benjamin Lebert, published in 1999.
The movie is a drama about a young man named Benjamin (16 years old) who is switched to a boarding school after experiencing some academic problems in an attempt to improve his grades. When he reaches the new school he has some problems acclimating to his new environment along with some coming of age issues, when he falls in love with a dreamy school girl named Malen. The part of Benjamin was played by Robert Stadlober.
On his fifth attempt at boarding school, young Benni has one last
chance to prove to his parents he can function in the academic world, and, most importantly, pass math. But Benni has other concerns; he is partially paralyzed and struggling with typical teenage issues – making friends, falling in love and having sex. When his mother decides to move him to yet another school, Benni must decide whether to make a stand for what truly matters to him. Based on an autobiographical novel by Benjamin Lebert, Crazy has earned Schmid great praise for its honest portrait of teenage life.