Uploaded on May 9, 2011
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Based on Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek's novel "Die Klavierspielerin."
Winner of three major awards at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, The Piano Teacher features a tour-de-force performance by Isabelle Huppert as Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed music professor who becomes obsessed with one of her young students (rising European actor Benoit Magimel).
Length: 2:05 Rating: NR
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Lonely and alienated in her forties, Erika lives with her controlling mother, finding solace only by visiting porn shops and vicariously experiencing her sado-masochistic fantasies. Without a trace of sentimentality or prurience, director Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Code Unknown) delivers a brilliant psychological portrait. The film features one encounter that The New Yorker considered "may be the strongest sex scene in the history of the movies."
"Huppert gives one of her greatest screen performances, requiring her to plunge into territory only the most courageous actors would dare to inhabit." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"The most controversial European art movie of the season...a tour de force role for Isabelle Huppert!" - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
"Not since Salò have we had a shocker like this. Isabelle Huppert is God." - John Waters, Film Comment
Extras on DVD:
•Exclusive interview with Isabelle Huppert
•Original theatrical trailer
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Annie Girardot, Benoit Magimel, Dieter Berner, Georg Friedrich, Isabelle Huppert, Udo Samel, Vivian Bartsch
Countries: Austria, France
Genres: Cult, Kino Essentials
Language: French w/English subt.
Length: 125 mins.