Senator taking 'Minutes' to U.S.


COLOGNE, Germany -- Senator Entertainment has picked up the U.S. rights to Chris Kraus' "Four Minutes," a drama about elderly piano teacher who trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary.

"Four Minutes" was the surprise best film winner at this year's German Film Awards, the nation's top film honors. Star Monica Bleibtreu won the best actress nod for her portrayal of the bitter, elderly piano teacher.

Senator's U.S. distribution arm was launched earlier this year. The first film Senator plans to release in the U.S. is Jonathan Levine's teen horror title, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane," which is scheduled for a spring bow.