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The Piano Teacher (2001)  link to The Piano Teacher on IMDb  

Number: Yellow 74a

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7.4/10 (39432 votes)

Country: French, 131 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Music, Romance

Director(s): Michael Haneke

Cast: Isabelle Huppert (as Erika Kohut), Annie Girardot (as The Mother), Benoît Magimel (as Walter Klemmer), Susanne Lothar (as Mrs. Schober), Georg Friedrich (as Man in drive-in)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe. She visits a sex shop to watch DVDs; she walks a drive-in theater to stare at couples having sex. Walter is a self-assured student with some musical talent; he auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her. She responds coldly then demands he let her lead. Next she changes the game with a letter, inviting him into her fantasies. How will he respond; how does sex have power over our other faculties?

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017