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The Piano Teacher

La pianiste

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Directed by Michael Haneke
Austria, France, 2001
Drama

Synopsis

Erika, a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, lives with her tyrannical mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency in which there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Then one of Erika’s pupils decides to seduce his teacher.

Synopsis

Erika, a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, lives with her tyrannical mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency in which there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Then one of Erika’s pupils decides to seduce his teacher.

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The Piano TeacherDirected byMichael Haneke

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2001 | 3 wins including: Best Actor
Independent Spirit Awards
2003 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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