The Piano Teacher

Die Klavierspielerin
by Michael Haneke 2h10min Autria 2001
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The Piano Teacher
by Michael Haneke

Erika Kohut teaches piano ar 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 visitsto 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.

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  • Isabelle Huppert : Erika Kohut
  • Benoît Magimel : Walter Klemmer
  • Annie Girardot : La mère d'Erika
  • And with: Anna Sigalevitch, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel


  • Director Michael Haneke
  • Scenario Michael Haneke
  • Original work author Elfriede Jelinek
  • Photo director Christian Berger
  • Set Design Christoph Kanter
  • Costume Design Annette Beaufaÿs
  • Sound Guillaume Sciama
  • Sound mix Jean-Pierre Laforce
  • Editing Monika Willi
  • Producer Veit Heiduschka, Alain Sarde, Michael Katz
  • Excutive producer Yvon Crenn, Christine Gozlan
  • Production Compagny Les Films Alain Sarde, MK2, Wega Filmproduktionsges.m.b.h
  • Distributor MK2
  • co-producer Arte France Cinéma

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production2001
  • Release date for France09/05/2001
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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