18 certificateThe Piano Teacher is a Film programme that first aired in 2001 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Piano Teacher is a 4 star programme

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The Piano Teacher (2001)

Directed by
Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke's award-winning film stars Isabelle Huppert as a middle-aged piano teacher at a Viennese conservatory whose talent, discipline and harshness mask her sexual appetite for voyeurism, pornographic films and violent masturbation. Into her life comes student Benoit Magimel but when he approaches her, she explains any affair must be on her terms. Despite the extremes she dictates, Maginel is still drawn to her, but his accession to her demands leads to violence and tragedy.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 125 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2001

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: France/Austria

Filmed in Colour


Isabelle Huppert...Erika Kohut
Annie Girardot...The Mother
Benoît Magimel...Walter Klemmer
Susanne Lothar...Mrs. Schober
Udo Samel...Dr. Blonskij
Anna Sigalevitch...Anna Schober
Cornelia Köndgen...Mme Blonskij
Thomas Weinhappel...Baritone
Georg Friedrich...Man in drive-in
Philipp Heiss...Naprawnik
William Mang...Teacher
Rudolf Melichar...Director
Michael Schottenberg...Teacher
Gabriele Schuchter...Margot
Dieter Berner...Singing teacher