Die Klavierspielerin

The Piano Teacher

Michael Haneke
Erica Kohut is in her late 30s and a piano teacher at a conservatory in Vienna. She lives with her tyrannical elderly mother, and their love-hate relationship is characterized by mutual dependence and tightly sealed off from the rest of the world. There is no room for men. Erika's only sex life is provided by voyeurism and masochistic self-induced injuries. One of her students then decides to seduce her.
Technical Data
Running time: 129
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SR
Language spoken: French/German
Category Adventure
Subtitles: English
Production year: 2001
Writer(s): Michael Haneke
Cinematographer(s): Christian Berger
Key cast: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel
Producer: Michael Haneke
Producers: Veit Heiduschka, Marin Karmitz
Production company
WEGA Filmproduktion
Hägelingasse 13
1140 Vienna
tel:+43 1 982 57 42
mk2 productions (F)
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