The Piano Teacher

Directed by Michael Haneke

Another challenging, controversial film from the director of FUNNY GAMES. Adapted from the novel by Elfriede Jelinek, this is the story of a repressed piano teacher (Huppert). Erika’s life is completely dominated by her mother. Voyeurism and a bit of masochism provide Erika with her only sexual outlets, until one of her young students decides to seduce her. But he has to abide by teacher’s rules. Haneke’s cool, almost clinical approach provides a creepy air, aided by Huppert’s brave central performance which justifiably earned her a Best Actress award at Cannes.

129 minutes

Country of origin:
Austria and France

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