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The Piano Teacher

2001 | 2h 1m | Drama

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Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency, where there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex shops and experimenting with masochism. Ata a recital, she befriends Walter, a handsome young man, whom she seduces and with whom she begins an illicit affair. As Erika slowly drifts closer to the brink ...

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Director

Michael Haneke

Stars

Isabelle Huppert BenoƮt Magimel Annie Girardot Anna Sigalevitch Susanne Lothar

UK release date

09 Nov 2001
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