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Ben X 2007 123movies

Ben X 2007 123movies

Everything's dareAug. 26, 200790 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ben is different. His life is a universe to itself, where he plays his favorite on line computer game Archlord avidly, trying hard to train himself for the real world he lives in. The harsh world of a technical school is for him a daily kind of hell. As the horror of being a daily subject to bullying grows, Ben devises a plan. Then Scarlite comes into his life, the girl he has met in his on-line game. That wasn’t part of the plan…
Plot: Harassed by bullies because of his mild autism, teen Ben finds refuge in an online computer game, which leads him to his virtual dream girl, Scarlite. Together, the odd couple seeks revenge against Ben’s tormentors.
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An unusual offering, perhaps a cult film in the making???
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With the film adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time seemingly abandoned, it seemed that Rain Man was the closest I would get to seeing a film about someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, the condition I’ve admitted to having. But out of nowhere, along comes this offering from the Netherlands (with characters speaking in what surely sounds like German!), which has gained some acclaim but seems unlikely to become anything more than a cult offering. It’s essentially just your typical boy-getting-bullied-at-school drama, with a talking heads docu-drama feel thrown in along with some effectively unpleasant scenes of bullying (including forcing an ecstasy tablet down the victim’s throat in the end to blot it out) as well as clever touches as using the boy’s obsession with online video games to compliment fighting with his enemies in real life. It’s a string of original touches strung together to make one film, and while it doesn’t fit together perfectly as a film, it’s certainly great that an effort like this is bringing the condition so upfront in people’s faces. ***

Review By: wellthatswhatithinkanyway Rating: 7 Date: 2009-01-21
Pulls no punches
If you remember your high school experience, you may agree that there is a widespread distrust of not just anyone different but anyone perceived as being intelligent. In Belgian director Nic Balthazar’s Ben X, Ben (Greg Timmermans) is not only highly intelligent but is different – very different. Ben has Asperger Syndrome, a form of Autism that causes social isolation, physical clumsiness, abnormal speech patterns, and limited areas of interest. With Ben, we see it in the way he goes through his morning rituals of washing and dressing, saying goodbye to his mother, and the tense way he walks to school, listening to his Walkman without expression as loud music booms in his ears.

We also see it in Ben’s obsession with the video game Archlord which he plays every morning before going to school. Called “Frankenstein” and “the Martian” at school, in the computer game he is a powerful figure, everything he cannot be in the real world – hero and ruthless slayer of enemies. He also has a love interest, a virtual girlfriend named Scarlite (Laura Verlinden) who is his healer. Integrating scenes from the virtual world of online gaming into the main story, the film blurs the distinction between the internal world of Ben’s mind and the reality he faces daily and, with Ben as the narrator, the effect can be fragmented, leaving doubt about what is real, and what is not, a situation that creates some confusion.

Ben X is also the story of the struggle of Ben’s mother (Maijke Pinoy), a woman relentlessly devoted to her son without receiving any affection in return. She suffers when Ben goes to school and is fearful when he comes home. She knows that school for Ben is a harsh reality, one he never talks about. Although the film tells us that it is based on a true story and opens with an ominous warning that in video games and life “someone always has to die”, we root for Ben and hope that he will discover a larger sense of self. However, when classmates, Bogaert (Titus de Voogd, Belgium’s hottest young actor) and Desmedt (Maarten Claeyssens, two of the most obnoxious bullies ever seen on screen, pull his pants down in the front of the class while others stand around and watch or film it on their mobile devices, we fear the worst.

When this is posted on the internet for everyone in the school and in his family to see, Ben downloads a document entitled “101 Ways to Kill Yourself”, creates a dagger in shop class, and enlists Scarlite in devising an end game that takes the film in an astonishingly new direction. Ben X is visually stunning and the first feature-film for Greg Timmermans who, though he looks too old for the role, conveys Ben’s internal struggle with amazing authenticity. Based on the best-selling book Nothing Was All He Said that also became a play, the film pulls no punches in its depiction of the extent of bullying taking place in the school, with only passive concern from teachers and administrators. Balthazar has said that he hopes the film (which will soon get a U.S remake) will open discussions about bullying in a country where ten percent of teens admit that they have attempted suicide. That would be a most welcome end game.

Review By: howard.schumann Rating: 9 Date: 2008-04-21

Other Information:

Original Title Ben X
Release Date 2007-08-26
Release Year 2007

Original Language nl
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Budget 1500000
Revenue 27
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Nic Balthazar
Writer Nic Balthazar, Rik D’Hiet, Carl Joos
Actors Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter
Country Belgium, Netherlands
Awards 7 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDV
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Ben X 2007 123movies
Ben X 2007 123movies
Ben X 2007 123movies
Original title Ben X
TMDb Rating 6.8 233 votes

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