Ben X

Directed by Nic Balthazar
Film Movement
2007
93 Minutes
Belgium
Flemish
Coming of Age, Drama, Romance
Coming of Age, Education, Disability
Not Rated
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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.

"Recommended" - Video Librarian

DVD Features

Bonus short: My Name is Lisa, directed by Ben Shelton

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

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