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An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary.

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Monica Bleibtreu ...
Gertrud 'Traude' Krüger
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Jenny von Loeben
Sven Pippig ...
Mütze
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Kowalski
Jasmin Tabatabai ...
Ayse
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Direktor Meyerbeer
Vadim Glowna ...
Gerhard von Loeben
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Nadine Hoffmann
Peter Davor ...
Journalist Wahrig
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Traude - jung
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SS-Sturmbannführer
Kathrin Kestler ...
Hannah
Amber Bongard ...
Clara Mütze
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Pater Vincens
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TV-Moderator
Maria Hartmann ...
TV-Kandidatin
Isolde Fischer ...
Platzanweiserin
Irene Rindje ...
Organisatorin
Gabriele Schäfer ...
Aufseherin Quetsche
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Entrepreneur
Lara Beckmann ...
Konkurrentin
Dagmar Leesch ...
Gefangene Dörte
Toni Scholz ...
Gefangene Fränkie
Marion Hübinger ...
Gefangene Mary
André Rauscher ...
SÜ Einser
Roberto Galvez ...
SÜ Einser
David Ritterhaus ...
Millionärssohn
Juliana Albrecht ...
Mutter Millionärssohn
Daniela Grosch ...
NS-Schreibkraft
Tomas Jester ...
Friseur
Gerd Weigmann ...
Wärter
Thomas Ulbricht ...
Henker #1
Michael Sunjo ...
Henker #2
Aurel von Arx ...
Soldat

Directed by

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Chris Kraus

Written by

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Chris Kraus ... ()

Produced by

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Sabine Holtgreve ... co-producer: SWR
Alexandra Kordes ... executive producer / producer
Meike Kordes ... executive producer / producer
Chris Kraus ... co-producer
Fabian Massah ... line producer
Bettina Ricklefs ... co-producer: BR
Georg Steinert ... co-producer: Arte

Music by

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Annette Focks

Cinematography by

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Judith Kaufmann

Film Editing by

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Uta Schmidt

Editorial Department

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Ronney Afortu ... colorist
Daniela Grosch ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Nina Haun

Production Design by

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Silke Buhr
Christian Sitta

Costume Design by

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Gioia Raspé

Makeup Department

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Tamar Aviv ... makeup artist
Susana Sánchez ... makeup department head
Anna Von Gwinner ... makeup artist (as Anna Peppler)

Production Management

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Susan Füllmich ... assistant unit manager
Thomas Král ... unit production manager
Fabian Massah ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andreas Brauer ... second assistant director
Andreas Hoffmann ... first assistant director (reshoots)
Robin Meurer ... second assistant director: Berlin
Antonia Molter ... third assistant director
Annette Stefan ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Simon Blum ... property master: outdoor
Ron Büttner ... set constructor
Lily Kiera ... property master: indoor
Siw Polly Kuhnert ... set dresser
Olaf Lemitz ... prop driver
Felix Manchon ... painter
Bernd Morgenstern ... prop hand
Christiane Rothe ... assistant production designer
Susanna Schnibbe ... painter
Wolfgang Zuber ... set constructor

Sound Department

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Eckhard Blach ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Rainer Gerlach ... boom operator
Laura L. Gintar ... sound post-production coordinator
Jörg Höhne ... re-recording mixer
Christoph Oertel ... foley mixer
Robin Pohle ... sound editor / sound effects editor
Andreas Ruft ... sound recordist
Günther Röhn ... foley artist
Oliver Schmerwitz ... sound recordist: post-production

Special Effects by

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Stephan Baraniecki ... special effects technician
Hans Seck ... special effects supervisor
Thomas Thiele ... special effects technician
Roland Tropp ... special effects technician
Holger Veh ... special effects supervisor

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Axel Bohlmann ... digital effects artist
Marc Briede ... digital effects artist
Thomas Diesselhorst ... titles
Dirk Frischmuth ... digital effects artist
Frank Hellmann ... DI supervisor
Markus 'Maggi' Selchow ... digital effects artist

Stunts

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Rainer Werner ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lisa Cohrs ... clapper loader
Markus Eckert ... Steadicam operator
Peter Fritscher ... gaffer
Thorsten Khan ... best boy / electrician
Maike Maier ... key grip
Heiko Matting ... key grip
Oliver Mehlis ... lighting technician
Susanne Mika ... video operator
Sven Ole Renneke ... clapper loader / still photographer
Henrik Sauer ... assistant camera
Bert Scharffenberg ... electrician
Sebastian Schmitt ... grip
Nils Schulz ... key grip
Rasmus Sievers ... gameshow camera
Heinz Wehsling ... steadicam operator
Patrick Zimmermann ... electrician

Casting Department

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Maria Dost ... extras casting
Brigitte Hofmann ... extras casting
Sandra Wortmann ... casting trainee

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Diana Gollmer ... assistant costume designer
Gordana Rodic ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Moritz Schreiner ... location service: Stuttgart
Rene von Bodisco ... location manager / location scout

Music Department

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Ferran Cruixent ... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs ... score mixer
Antonia Molter ... music coordinator
Andi Reisner ... electric guitar
Jan Tilman Schade ... music consultant
Michael Schubert ... music recordist: piano recordings

Transportation Department

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Olaf Lemitz ... property driver
Mario Moos ... production driver

Other crew

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Inci Bosnak ... caretaker: extras
Britta Butzmühlen ... continuity
Bernd Otten ... set manager
Oliver Rebling ... assistant production accountant
Sandra Rößler ... production assistant
Lies Schumandl ... controller / production accountant
Holger Veh ... supervising armorer
Mira Wirth ... production intern

Thanks

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Ulrike Fauth ... thanks (as Uli Fauth)
Heike-Melba Fendel ... thanks (as Heike Melba Fendel)
Katrin Goetter ... thanks
Nico Hofmann ... thanks
Anna Justice ... thanks
Klaus Keil ... thanks
Uschi Keil ... thanks
Sylvie Lazzarini ... thanks
Kirsten Niehuus ... thanks
Hermann J. Omsels ... thanks
Gabriele Röthemeyer ... thanks
Karin Schmidt ... thanks
Peter Schmidt ... thanks
Uta Schmidt ... special thanks
Susan Schulte ... thanks
Helene Schwarz ... thanks
Sascha Schwingel ... thanks
Rosa von Praunheim ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In Germany, the elder Frau Traude Krueger gives piano classes in a prison for a few prisoners and the security guard Mütze. When she sees the rebel and aggressive Jenny Von Loeben playing piano, she immediately identifies her potential and offers to teach her for a competition. Frau Krueger finds that Jenny was a prodigy when she was a child; abused when she was a teenager and has been imprisoned for murdering and decapitating a man. Along the period they work together preparing for the exhibition, Frau Krueger discloses secrets about her love in World War II while the self-destructive Jenny has four minutes of glory and recognition of her talent. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines The next German film sensation after The Lives of Others See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nur für Mozart (Germany)
  • Four Minutes (World-wide, English title)
  • 4 Minutes (World-wide, English title)
  • Quatre minutes (France)
  • Cuatro minutos (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

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Trivia This film, being German, inherits the - "duzen" and "Siezen" - of the German language and social custom. Translating it into English is problematic. See more »
Goofs In several sequences where we see Jenny playing the piano, the notes we hear do not correspond to the keys she plays. See more »
Movie Connections References The Blues Brothers (1980). See more »
Quotes Gerhard von Loeben: I hope you win, Jenny.
Jenny von Loeben: I hope you die, Daddy.
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