Director: Chris Kraus
Feature film | Germany, Austria, Luxembourg | 2023
144 min | Dolby 5.1

57th Hof International Film Festival

The former piano wunderkind Jenny was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit. Since her release, she’s been trying to numb her self-hatred with prayers at a Christian halfway house. When she meets the Syrian war refugee Omar, who has a talent for singing, she agrees to play the piano for him on a TV music talent competition. However, by appearing on this show, Jenny also has to face the man who actually committed the crime for which she was convicted. During her 15 years in prison Fleischer, her first and only love, has become a pop star and judge of the music talent competition in which Jenny and Omar are one of the promising acts. After all these painful years in prison it is Jenny’s moment to choose: Her desire for retribution, or a fragile happiness and future.

The film continues the story of the ingenious and psychologically highly complex piano player Jenny von Loeben (again played by Hannah Herzsprung), who fascinated an audience of millions worldwide in 2007 in the previous film Four Minutes.

With Adele Neuhauser, Albrecht Schuch, Christian Friedel, Désirée Nosbusch, Hannah Herzsprung, Hassan Akkouch, Katharina Schüttler, Stefanie Reinsperger

Cinematography Daniela Knapp, Editing Uta Schmidt, Production design Silke Buhr, Iris Schilhab, Costume design Gioia Raspé, Music Annette Focks, Make-up Kathi Kullack, Juliane Hübner, Tatjana Luckdorf, Sabine Schumann, Production Chris Kraus, Hannah Herzsprung, Danny Krausz, Ulf Israel, Jani Thilges, Clara Von Berlepsch, Andi G Hess, Lukas Zweng