Helena Zengel had her first cinema appearance as an uneducable child in “Systemsprenger – in her second she plays an orphan in the Wild West alongside Tom Hanks.
Stuttgart – In the German drama “Systemsprenger”, Nora Fingscheidt’s diploma film at the Ludwigsburg Film Academy, Helena Zengel played an uneducable child as a debutante; now, in her second film, she can already be seen in a Hollywood western by Paul Greengrass (“Green Zone”) alongside Tom Hanks. He plays a wandering news broker in Texas after the American Civil War who finds an orphan in the forest – the daughter of German immigrants who has spent years with Indians.
The first trailer shows: Zengel convinces again with irrepressible energy. Their entire body language reflects the distrust of a lost creature who is only slowly gaining trust and learning a few words of English. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in January.