Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) (2018)

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FOUR HANDS follows sisters Sophie and Jessica after they witness a brutal crime as children. Jessica promises the younger Sophie that she will always protect her, but as they grow older, this this promise became an obsession. As adults, Jessica suffers from paranoia and sees threats to her and her sister everywhere. But Sophie wants to live a normal life without fear and without her sister, and instead wants to become a pianist and fall in love. When the perpetrators from their youth are released from prison after 20 years, Jessica is shocked and wants to confront them. After an accident changes everything, Jessica's promise to always protect her little sister turns into an existential nightmare.

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Cast

Frida-Lovisa Hamann
as Sophie Tauber
Friederike Becht
as Jessica Tauber
Detlef Bothe
as Günther Klinger

Critic Reviews for Four Hands (Die Vierhändige)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

An elegant thriller with unusual psychological resonance that serves as a strong calling-card for German writer-director Oliver Kienle.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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Four Hands is a powerful, haunting, and stunning film that explores human emotion and loss.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

From the opening scene, the beauty and relative innocence of music (Gabriel Fauré's Pavane doing the honours on three, bookend-like occasions), serves as the ideal foil to brutal murders

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Although the plot can sometimes veer into the preposterous and the script's twists and turns aren't nearly as unpredictable as Kienle would like to believe, Four Hands works as an entertaining exercise in genre filmmaking.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Four Hands is effective enough that we expect a cleverer, more satisfactory resolution.

Sep 13, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Sometimes this moodiness gets a bit much and eats away at one's patience with the characters, but overall this is an impressive piece of work, stepping beyond cynicism and finding a way to keep playing.

Sep 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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