Crazy (2000)





Awards:5 wins & 2 nominations

Bavarian Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Won Bavarian Film Award Best Young Actor (Darstellernachwuchspreis)
Tom Schilling
Best Young Actor (Darstellernachwuchspreis)
Robert Stadlober
Emden International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 3rd place Emden Film Award Hans-Christian Schmid
German Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Won Film Award in Silver Outstanding Feature Film
Nominated Film Award in Gold Outstanding Feature Film
Outstanding Individual Achievement: Actor
Robert Stadlober
Mons International Festival of Love Films
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Won Coup de Coeur Hans-Christian Schmid


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.