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4 Minutes 2006

4 Minutes [2006]
Original Title
Vier Minuten
  • 112 minutes
  • Category IIA

Plot synopsis

Pianist Traude Krüger has been giving piano lessons in a women's prison for more than 60 years, almost as if she had to pay for some crime herself. One day she meets Jenny there, an unapproachable, erratic, violent young woman who is imprisoned for murder. Traude at first refuses to take on the fiercely rebellious girl as a pupil - until she hears her play. As a child Jenny was a musical prodigy and now could easily take part in piano competitions outside of the prison if she could only pull herself together. A battle of wills develops between the self-destructive inmate and her strict, conservative teacher - a duel of life and love that rubs salt in the hidden wounds of the two women. In a frenzied finale, Jenny has only four minutes to do something that not even Traude could expect of her.


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