Four minutes

Four minutes

Vier Minuten

DVD - 2008 | German
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Jenny is young but her life is over. She has been locked up in a women's prison for killing someone, and she would do it again. Buried beneath her impenetrable facade, however, Jenny has an invaluable musical talent. When a 80-year-old piano teacher Traude Krueger discovers the girl's terrible secret, her raging brutality and her dreams, she makes it her mission to retransform Jenny into the musical wunderkind she once was.


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Jun 18, 2018

Wow, Wow, Wow. I agree with the prior comment. Two very strong-willed women. The setting is post WWII, Germany. Their relationship creates a bond that will surprise you. Very good film, story, supporting cast, editing, lighting.
Won 5 awards. It's subtitled in German. The story starts off a little slowly, but it's solid.

Jun 08, 2011

I am not aware if this movie was based on a novel or a true story. It is very powerful. A strong willed prisoner and a strong willed older instructor clash. The older one is stuck in her ways (she hates what she called "Negro music"),but sees a talent in the prisoner. There are a lot of harsh words and more between the two women. The Four Minutes refers to something like Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame. In the end you will see what I mean.


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