Four Minutes

Four Minutes

Director: Chris Kraus, Monika Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig

Cast: Chris Kraus, Monika Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig

     
 
An embittered, 80-year-old piano teacher working in a women's prison takes on the most challenging student in her enduring career in director Chris Kraus' low-key musical drama. For years, Miss Krueger (Monica Bleibtreu) has been teaching classical piano to some of the most hardened female prisoners in all of Germany, but upon meeting

Overview

An embittered, 80-year-old piano teacher working in a women's prison takes on the most challenging student in her enduring career in director Chris Kraus' low-key musical drama. For years, Miss Krueger (Monica Bleibtreu) has been teaching classical piano to some of the most hardened female prisoners in all of Germany, but upon meeting brooding new inmate Jenny (Hannah Herzsprung), Miss Krueger finally seems to have found the one student she can't break through to -- until she hears Jenny play, that is. A former piano prodigy whose abusive childhood prompted her to neglect her natural gift for music in the name of survival, Jenny is a violent offender whose notorious temper has, as an adult, repeatedly landed her behind bars. Though she does still display considerable talent on the ivory, her decidedly antisocial behavior compelled the troubled prisoner to repeatedly sabotage opportunities to take part in recitals that would, at the very least, provide a momentary respite from her grim day-to-day existence.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
UPC:
0754703762900
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wolfe Video
Time:
1:52:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Monika Bleibtreu Traude Krüger
Hannah Herzsprung Jenny von Loeben
Sven Pippig Mütze
Richy Mueller Kowalski
Jasmin Tabatabai Ayse
Amber Bongard Actor
Stefan Kurt Actor
Vadim Glowna Actor
Nadja Uhl Actor
Peter Davor Actor
Dietrich Hollinderbaumer Actor
Edita Malovcic Actor
Christian Koerner Actor
Kathrin Kestler Actor
Dieter Moor Actor

Technical Credits
Chris Kraus Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Silke Buhr Production Designer
Annette Focks Score Composer
Nina Haun Casting
Jörg Hohne Sound Mixer
Judith Kaufmann Cinematographer
Alexandra Kordes Producer
Meike Kordes Executive Producer
Fabian Massah Production Manager
Robin Pohle Sound/Sound Designer
Gioia Raspe Costumes/Costume Designer
Andreas Ruft Sound/Sound Designer
Susana Sanchez Makeup
Uta Schmidt Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Four Minutes
1. Chapter 1 [9:25]
2. Chapter 2 [10:25]
3. Chapter 3 [10:29]
4. Chapter 4 [8:50]
5. Chapter 5 [11:07]
6. Chapter 6 [12:47]
7. Chapter 7 [6:07]
8. Chapter 8 [26:35]
9. Chapter 9 [14:32]

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