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Ben X.

Balthazar, Nic. (Added Author). Bouckaert, Peter. (Added Author). Provoost, Erwin, 1954- (Added Author). Timmermans, Greg. (Added Author). Pinoy, Marijke. (Added Author). Verlinden, Laura. (Added Author). Goossen, Pol. (Added Author). Balthazar, Nic. Niets was alles wat hij zei. (Added Author). Greg Timmermans, Marijke Pinoy, Laura Verlinden, Pol Goossen. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 93 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement : 2008.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Nic Balthazar.
Participant or Performer Note:
Greg Timmermans, Marijke Pinoy, Laura Verlinden, Pol Goossen.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Asperger's syndrome > Patients > Drama.
Video gamers > Drama.
Computer games > Drama.
Bullying in schools > Drama.
Revenge > Drama.

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