Rent The Piano Teacher (2001)

3.4 of 5 from 216 ratings
2h 9min
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Synopsis:
Isabelle Huppert gives a performance of astounding emotional intensity as Erika Kohut, a repressed woman in her late thirties who teaches piano at the Vienna Conservatory and lives with her tyrannical mother (Annie Girardot), with whom she has a volatile love-hate relationship. But when one of Erika's students, the handsome and assured Walter Klemmer (Benoit Magimel), attempts to seduce her, the barriers that she has carefully erected around her claustrophobic world are shattered, unleashing a previously inhibited extreme and uncontrollable desire.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Philipp Heiss, William Mang, Rudolf Melichar, , Gabriele Schuchter, , Volker Waldegg, Martina Resetarits, , Karoline Zeisler, Liliane Neiska
Directors:
Voiced By:
Noam Morgensztern
Writers:
Michael Haneke, Elfriede Jelinek
Others:
Michael Haneke
Aka:
La pianiste
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
Awards:

2001 Cannes Grand Prize

2001 Cannes Best Actress

2001 Cannes Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2002
Run Time:
129 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Isabelle Huppert Commentary
  • Interviews with Michael Haneke and Elfriede Jelinek
  • Behind the scenes: post synchronisation
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of The Piano Teacher

Repressed - The Piano Teacher review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
28/12/2013

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.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A brilliant film if you can bear to watch it - The Piano Teacher review by CB

Spoiler Alert
10/01/2019

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.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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