The Piano Teacher (2001)

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?
Genres:  DramaMusicRomance
Actors:  Isabelle HuppertAnnie Girardot
Directors:  Michael Haneke
Countries:  AustriaFranceGermany
Writers:  Michael HanekeElfriede Jelinek
Runtime: 2h 11min
Release: 2002-02-22
IMDb: 7.5

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