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The Piano Teacher

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Genres: Drama, Music, Romance
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel
Director: Michael Haneke
Plot Synopsis:

Academy Award–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke shifted his focus from the social to the psychological for this riveting study of female sexuality and the dynamics of control, an adaptation of a controversial 1983 novel by Elfriede Jelinek. Haneke finds his match in Isabelle Huppert, who delivers an icy but quietly seething performance as Erika, a middle-aged piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother, in a claustrophobically codependent relationship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her masochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter (Benoît Magimel), a young student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life. A critical breakthrough for Haneke, The Piano Teacher—which won the Grand Prix as well as dual acting awards for its stars at Cannes—is a formalist masterwork that remains a shocking sensation.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 26th, 2017
    Movie Release Year: 2001
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:130 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:French DTS-HD MA 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:New interview with Haneke
    New interview with actor Isabelle Huppert
    Selected-scene commentary from 2002 featuring Huppert
    Behind-the-scenes footage of a postsync session for the film featuring Haneke and Huppert
    Trailer
    PLUS: An essay by scholar Moira Weigel