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The Piano Teacher
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.
|Key cast:||Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel|
|Producers:||Veit Heiduschka, Marin Karmitz|
Michael Haneke talks about THE PIANO TEACHER
Michael Haneke's THE PIANO TEACHER (La Pianiste/ Die Klavierspielerin) was one of the most discussed films at this year's Cannes Film Festival. It also received three of the Festivals's top awards – the Grand Prix du Jury and Best Actor Awards for Isabelle Huppert and Benoit Magimel. A conversation with Michael Haneke.
Haneke: Big B.O. in France for The Piano Teacher
Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher, which took three of the major awards at this year's Cannes Film Festival, opened big in French cinemas. The Piano Teacher, starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoit Magimel and Anni Girardot, accumlated more than 240.000 admissions in its first week of release. Strong opening weeks for the film are also reported from The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.