The Piano Teacher

Michael Haneke

 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…


Year: 2001

Country: France, Austria & Germany

Language: French & Germany

Running Time: 131 minutes

2001 Cannes Film Festival, Palme d’Or nominee, Grand Prix winner.

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