Four Minutes (Vier Minuten)

  • 2006
  • Germany
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Kraus
  • Cast: Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Jasmin Tabatabai

Enjoyably overwrought contemporary German melodrama in which ageing prison piano teacher Traude Kruger (Bleibtreu) takes on violent new inmate and child piano prodigy Jenny (Herzsprurng). The series of savage beatings, frenzied musical performance and blazing arguments, mixed with flashbacks to Traude's lesbian past offers the viewer scant chance to breathe.

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Four Minutes

10 Apr 20083 stars

DRAMA (15) 115min How about this for an enjoyably overwrought contemporary German melodrama? Traude Kruger (Monica Bleibtreu) suffered the trauma of seeing her female communist lover hung by the Nazis during WWII, and has spent the last 60 years…

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