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The Piano Teacher

A Feature film by Michael Haneke

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2), Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 05/09/2001

    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…

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2), Les Films Alain Sarde

    Foreign production company :

    Wega Film

    French distribution :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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    International releases (52)

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    Photos (2)

    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)

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    News (19)

    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

    César 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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