The Piano Teacher

Die Klavierspielerin
by Michael Haneke2h102001Autria

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Scenario : Michael Haneke
    • co-producer : Arte France Cinéma
    • Distributor : MK2
    • Sound Mixer : Jean-Pierre Laforce
    • Producer : Alain Sarde, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
    • Director : Michael Haneke
    • Production Compagny : Les Films Alain Sarde, MK2, Wega Filmproduktionsges.m.b.h
    • Photo Director : Christian Berger
    • Set Decoration : Christoph Kanter
    • Sound Recorder : Guillaume Sciama
    • Original Work Author : Elfriede Jelinek
    • Executive Producer : Yvon Crenn, Christine Gozlan
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 2001
    • French release date : 5 septembre 2001
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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