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The Piano Teacher

A Feature film by Michael Haneke

Produced by mk2, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 05/09/2001

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producers :

mk2, Les Films Alain Sarde

Foreign production company :

Wega-Film

French distribution :

mk2

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

mk2

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Synopsis

Erika Kohut, 40ish, is a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory. She lives in close quarters with her mother, and to escape from the elder woman’s tyranny, she secretly hangs out at porn movie-houses and peep-shows. Her sex life consists of a morbid voyeurism and masochistic self-mutilation. Erika isn’t connected to life. Until the day that one of her students gets it into his head to seduce her…

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde

Screenwriter :

Michael Haneke

Director of Photography :

Christian Berger

Press Attaché (film) :

Matilde Incerti

Production Designer :

Christophe Kanter

Author of original work :

Elfriede Jelinek

Voice :

Isabelle Grare

Sound Recordist :

Guillaume Sciama

Editor :

Monika Willi

Costume designer :

Annette Beaufaÿs

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

Austria, France

Original French-language productions :

Yes

Nationality :

Minority French (Austria, France)

Production year :

2000

French release :

05/09/2001

Runtime :

2 h 10 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

100.464

Visa issue date :

03/07/2001

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Posters (1)

Director

News (18)

Festival Selections (12)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

Selection (2)

Best Supporting Actress : Annie Girardot

Best Actress : Isabelle Huppert

San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2001

San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 2001)

Selection

San Sebastian - International Film Festival

TIFF - 2001

TIFF (Canada, 2001)

Selection

Official Selection

Cannes Film Market - 2001

Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)

Selection

Selection

Cannes International Film Festival - 2001

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2001)

Selection

Official Competition - Feature Films

Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

Awards

Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress : Annie Girardot

Cannes International Film Festival - 2001

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2001)

Awards (3)

Award for Best actress : Isabelle Huppert

Best Performance for an Actor : Benoît Magimel

Grand Prize

Delegations (2)

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