Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 14th February 9:00 PM - Alhambra

Four Minutes
(Vier Minuten)

Director: Chris Kraus Country: Germany
Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 115 minsLanguage: German
2009 Festival
Four Minutes

Programme Notes

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Audience Reaction

Score: 84.72% Attendance: 100


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

A multiple-award winner in Germany, the title of Four Minutes refers to the musical and emotional climax of a claustrophobic prison-set relationship drama between a buttoned-up music teacher and her violent but talented pupil (played by 'a mesmerizing Hannah Herzsprung' (Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times)). A seam of dark humour runs through this intense psychodrama, where the present gradually reveals the dark passions of the past.


A marvellous piece of cinema that hides its secrets like a Russian doll.
James Christopher, The Times


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