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The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

A Feature film by Michael Haneke

Produced by mk2 films, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 05/09/2001


    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, Les Films Alain Sarde

    Foreign production company :

    Wega Film

    French distribution :

    mk2 films

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde

    Executive Producer :

    Christine Gozlan

    Voice :

    Isabelle Grare

    Sound Recordist :

    Guillaume Sciama

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Matilde Incerti

    Sound editor :

    Nadine Muse

    Production Designer :

    Christophe Kanter

    Costume designer :

    Annette Beaufaÿs

    Author of original work :

    Elfriede Jelinek

    Screenwriter :

    Michael Haneke

    Director of Photography :

    Christian Berger

    Sound Assistant :

    Dominique Eyraud

    Editor :

    Monika Willi

    Assistant Editor :

    Yannick Coutheron

    Casting :

    Kris Portier de Bellair

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Pierre Laforce

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Austria, France

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    Minority French (Austria, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 10 min

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    Posters (1)


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    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

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


    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

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