Four Minutes

2 out of 5 stars
The title refers to the length of a piano recital by a sociopath (Herzsprung), freed from the pokey by her octogenarian music teacher (Bleibtreu, a 63-year-old done up in horrendous old-lady wig and makeup). It could also refer to how long it’ll take before completely tuning out this overcooked saga, whose subplots include incest and flashbacks to lezzie romance in a concentration camp. Pitched at deafening hysteria, Chris Kraus’s film might have fared better in moderato.

By: Melissa Anderson


Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Friday April 18 2008
Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Chris Kraus
Cast: Monica Bleibtreu
Hannah Herzsprung
Sven Pippig
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