Four Hands

Psychological thriller reveals itself to be the European counterpart of Brian de Palma’s early work. Cleverly constructed, magnificently photographed.

Screenings

Director | Oliver Kinele

Germany | 2017

94 Minutes

IMDB

With | Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Friederike Becht, Christoph Letkowski, Agnieszka Guzikowska

Language | German

Subtitles | English

Four Hands

Two sisters witness the murder of their parents. When the killers are set free twenty years later, the sisters come in conflict with each other. One of them wants to continue her career, the other plots revenge. A fateful accident doesn’t put an end to the sibling dispute. On the contrary. Psychological thriller reveals itself to be the European counterpart of Brian de Palma’s early work. Cleverly constructed, magnificently photographed.

Four Hands starts out as a whirlwind of exciting events and ends up in the slightly calmer waters of the psychological thriller. Danish director Oliver Kienle plays a clever game with the viewer’s expectations, misleading his audience as brilliantly as Brian de Palma used to do. And then there’s a twist at the end that sheds new light on everything that happened before.


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