Films

Four Hands

Four Hands, "Die Vierhändige"

Synopsis

Director

High concept psychological thriller and trauma drama in one energetic splash of a film: After Sophie and Jessica witnessed a brutal crime when they were kids, Jessica promised her younger sister Sophie: „I will always protect you!“ As they grew older, this promise became an obsession. Now, Jessica (28) suffers from paranoia and sees a threat to her and her sister everywhere. But Sophie (26) just wants to live a normal life without fear, without her sister, wants to become a pianist, wants to fall in love. When the perpetrators are released from prison after 20 years, Jessica is shocked and wants to confront them. But an accident changes everything. Jessica’s promise to always protect her little sister turns into a life-threatening nightmare.
Friederike Becht might be a well-known face from German cinema already and shines here as bipolar amazon Jessica, but Frida-Lovisa Hamann is delivering her breakout role here as Sophie, transparent and vulnerable and a fighter to her very inner depth. „Four Hands“ is an accomplished thriller heralding a new chapter for German cinema.
Christoph Gröner


 


 

Oliver Kienle

(b. 1982, Dettelbach, Germany) began writing, drawing and composing when he was young. He majored in German literature at Würzburg while interning in film and video production, before enrolling at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in film directing 2004 to 2010. His graduating film „Bis Aufs Blut“ was his first feature and won more than 15 awards, including the Audience Award at the Max Ophüls Film Festival, the First Steps Award 2010 and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Director Prize. „Four Hands“ is his second theatrical film.

Filmography

  • Bis aufs Blut – Brüder auf Bewährung (Stronger Than Blood, 2010)
  • Die Vierhändige (Four Hands, 2017)

Schedule

18.11.2017
19:00 - 21:55
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 021303
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Oliver Kienle, Producer Markus Reinecke
19.11.2017
19:30 - 22:25
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 031902
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Oliver Kienle, Producer Markus Reinecke
21.11.2017
21:00 - 22:33
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 050704
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Goethe-Institut presents: New German Film
Midnight Shivers

Film info

Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 93 minutes
Language: German
Director: Oliver Kienle
Producers: Klaus Dohle, Markus Reinecke
Writer: Oliver Kienle
DOP: Yoshi Heimrath
Montage: Philipp Thomas
Composer: Heiko Maile
Cast: Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Friederike Becht, Christoph Letkowski, Agnieszka Guzikowska, Detlef Bothe
Production: Erfttal Film und Fernsehproduktion
Festival: Munich

Synopsis

Director

High concept psychological thriller and trauma drama in one energetic splash of a film: After Sophie and Jessica witnessed a brutal crime when they were kids, Jessica promised her younger sister Sophie: „I will always protect you!“ As they grew older, this promise became an obsession. Now, Jessica (28) suffers from paranoia and sees a threat to her and her sister everywhere. But Sophie (26) just wants to live a normal life without fear, without her sister, wants to become a pianist, wants to fall in love. When the perpetrators are released from prison after 20 years, Jessica is shocked and wants to confront them. But an accident changes everything. Jessica’s promise to always protect her little sister turns into a life-threatening nightmare.
Friederike Becht might be a well-known face from German cinema already and shines here as bipolar amazon Jessica, but Frida-Lovisa Hamann is delivering her breakout role here as Sophie, transparent and vulnerable and a fighter to her very inner depth. „Four Hands“ is an accomplished thriller heralding a new chapter for German cinema.
Christoph Gröner


 


 

Oliver Kienle

(b. 1982, Dettelbach, Germany) began writing, drawing and composing when he was young. He majored in German literature at Würzburg while interning in film and video production, before enrolling at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in film directing 2004 to 2010. His graduating film „Bis Aufs Blut“ was his first feature and won more than 15 awards, including the Audience Award at the Max Ophüls Film Festival, the First Steps Award 2010 and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Director Prize. „Four Hands“ is his second theatrical film.

Filmography

  • Bis aufs Blut – Brüder auf Bewährung (Stronger Than Blood, 2010)
  • Die Vierhändige (Four Hands, 2017)