The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

A film that saw both Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Magimel earn acting awards at Cannes 2001, Michael Haneke's erotic drama tells the story of a sexually repressed piano teacher romantically pursued by a young man.

Best Actor (Benoît Magimel), Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert) and Grand Prize of the Jury, Cannes 2001
2001131 minsGermany, Austria, France
DramaRomanceWorld CinemaClassic

The Piano Teacher / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There is an old saying: Be careful what you ask for, because you might get it. The Piano Teacher has a more ominous lesson: Be especially careful with someone who has asked for you.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A powerful and outrageous film from Belgian director Michael Haneke, takes that stereotype and stands it on its head.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Seems less like a fictional story than a tour through Freud's forgotten files.

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BirthMoviesDeath

BirthMoviesDeath

The film veers into wildly compelling -- and unsettling -- territory.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Unpleasant but, as a case study of female desire, repression, and oedipal trauma, not at all outré.

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