BEN X

Directed by Nic Balthazar
  • Belgium / 
  • 2007 / 
  • Flemish with English subtitles / 
  • 93 min
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Synopsis

Ben is different. His life is a universe all to itself, where he avidly plays his favorite on-line computer game in an attempt to train for and block out the reality of his daily experiences. Ben has Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism that prevents normal communication and makes him ideal fodder for all the school bullies. As the bullies' relentless attacks push him over the edge and out of control, his on-line dream girl, Scarlite, appears to him and helps him devise a perfect plan to confront the bullies and make them pay for their torment. Director Nic Balthazar's dazzling debut blends fantasy and harsh social realism, based on a true story, to bring us an utterly original and important film.

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Ben (Greg Timmermans) being tormented
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Ben (Greg Timmermans) shooting a crossbow
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Ben (Greg Timmermans) with Scarlite (Laura Verlinden) in his fantasy world
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Ben (Greg Timmermans) and Scarlite (Laura Verlinden) overlooking the water
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Ben (Greg Timmermans) and Scarlite (Laura Verlinden)
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Ben (Greg Timmermans) with his animated avatar
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