Ben’s Aspberger’s makes him an easy target for the vicious bullies in his high school. Escaping into the virtual reality of an online game Ben is befriended by the lovely Scarlite. When the bullies’ relentless torment goes way too far she helps him devise the perfect plan to exact his revenge. Director Nic Balthazar's dazzling debut, based on a true story, blends magical realism with pointed social commentary into an utterly original and important film that was Belgium’s Oscar submission.
BEN X won three awards at the Montreal World Film Festival including the Grand Prix for Best Film.
DIRECTED BY NIC BALTHAZAR
BELGIUM | 2007 | FLEMISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES