The Piano Teacher Poster

Release Date: March 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 5th, 2002

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Erika Kohut teaches piano at the Conservatory in Vienna. In her early forties, she lives at home, cooped up with her mother, whose influence Erika escapes only on her regular visits to porn cinemas and peepshows. Her sexuality is an affair of morbid voyeurism and masochistic self-mutilation. Erika and life travel separate paths. Until one day, one of her students gets it into his head to seduce her...

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Anna Sigalevitch, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel

Director: Michael Haneke

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Les Films Alain Sarde, Le Studio Canal +, Arte, MK2 Productions, Centre National de la Cinematographie, Eurimages, Arte France Cinema

Distributors: Artificial Eye, Kino Pictures, MK2 Diffusion, Alta Classics S.L. Unipersonal

Keywords: Mother, Forbidden love, Pursuit, Brooding, Rivalry, 2000s

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)