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The Piano Teacher

3 Ratings: 3.7
Drama and Musicals & Performing Arts movie directed by Michael Haneke

A seriously scandalous work, beautifully made, which deserves a sizable audience that might argue over it, appreciate it, and even hate it. Isabelle Huppert is Professor Erika Kohut, a bullying teacher at the Vienna Conservatory. Absolute control of … see full wiki

Director: Michael Haneke
Genre: Music, Drama, Musical
3 reviews about The Piano Teacher
review by . July 21, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Being a piano teacher myself, I was very curious about this film. I don't teach in a conservatory, but do know that artists at that level can become very eccentric, and when they feel threatened, they can be vicious. Still, this film took that to the extreme and then some. Erika's relationship with her mother didn't make it any easier to achieve mental health, and her sexual fantansies and perversions drove her deeper into the abyss. By all outward appearances, she was a repressed, uptight bully …
review by . February 26, 2006
First let me put on the record, Isabelle Huppert gives a dynamite performance which is both disturbing, and ultimately very sad .I had first seen her in the movie "Ma Mare", which was also great. "The Piano Teacher" is a hard film to watch as the subject matter is quite disturbing. It is not the Café Latte S&M of pretty young twenty-somethings exploring their boundaries here; it delves into the true nature of sexual perversity.    Loneliness is a terrible burden to bear and part of the …
review by . November 14, 2002
THE PIANO TEACHER goes places most film makers dare not tread - the dark aspects of frustrated sexuality where desire and affection cannot meet. In brief, this is the story of the inner world of an exceptional pianist and piano teacher who lives with her mother in a 'marriage arrangement' that appears to satisfy both with its accompanying fights, jealousies, cheatings, and clingings. This cold pianist (incomparably portrayed by the fine Isabelle Huppert) is absorbed by Schubert and Schumann and …
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