- The Piano Teacher review by CP Customer
This film is in French language with English subtitles. Having admired writer-director Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ (2012) and having a soft spot for actress Isabelle Huppert, I had expected to like this film better than three stars. It is a rather unpleasant journey into the sexual desires of what we used to call in less politically-correct times an “old maid”. She lives with her mother, teaches piano has a messy affair with a boy student. An atmosphere of repression and brutality hangs around the film, and it has no likeable characters. The quality of writing is high and so is the standard of directing. Perhaps it is more suited to cinephiles than to general viewers.
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A brilliant film if you can bear to watch it
- The Piano Teacher review by CB
To say this is a disturbing film is an understatement. It is vastly complex and very sordid. The acting is utterly wonderful.
I usually watch Heneke’s films two or three times but not this time. It is a difficult masterpiece.
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