The Benno Tapes

When Benno L. is released from jail after four years of imprisonment, the country is in disgust. Pedophile hunters start hunting him, mayors and housing corporations reject him, and parole officers peddle him throughout the country. For The Benno Tapes he was followed closely for two years – the period of his probation. The documentary largely consists of footage shot by Benno L. himself during his search for a home and his attempt to get his life back on track.
What happens to someone like Benno L. after being released from prison? How do agencies deal with a man who has served his sentence, but is scorned by the whole country? And how does a man who has done his time, deal with a society – and agencies – that would rather get rid of him?

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