The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher (2001)

Perversion at its wicked best!

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2001-09-05
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 969 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 11min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: ARTE
  • Production Country: Austria, France, Germany
  • Director: Michael Haneke
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Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.

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  • Isabelle Huppert

    as Erika Kohut
  • Annie Girardot

    as The Mother
  • Benoît Magimel

    as Walter Klemmer
  • Susanne Lothar

    as Mrs. Schober
  • Udo Samel

    as Dr. George Blonskij
  • Anna Sigalevitch

    as Anna Schober
  • Cornelia Köndgen

    as Mme Gerda Blonskij
  • Thomas Weinhappel

    as Baritone
  • Georg Friedrich

    as Man in drive-in
  • Philipp Heiss

    as Naprawnik
  • William Mang

    as Teacher
  • Rudolf Melichar

    as Director
  • Michael Schottenberg

    as Teacher
  • Gabriele Schuchter

    as Margot
  • Dieter Berner

    as Singing Teacher
  • Volker Waldegg

    as Teacher
  • Martina Resetarits

    as Teacher
  • Annemarie Schleinzer

    as Teacher
  • Karoline Zeisler

    as Teacher
  • Liliana Nelska

    as Secretary
  • Luz Leskowitz

    as Violinist
  • Viktor Teuflmayr

    as Pianist
  • Vivian Bartsch

    as Woman in drive-in
  • Florian Koban

    as Pupil
  • Thomas Auner

    as Haydn Pianist
  • Andreas Donat

    as Chopin Pianist
  • Gerti Drassl

  • Klaus Händl

  • Erika Kollmann-Till

  • Nina Kripas

  • Esther Pils

  • Petra Reichel

  • Arbesi Sufi

  • Marcus Zeuner

  • Eva Green

    as Walter's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Writing Michael Haneke Screenplay
Directing Michael Haneke Director
Camera Christian Berger Director of Photography
Editing Nadine Muse Editor
Sound Nadine Muse Sound Editor
Production Kris Portier de Bellair Casting
Art Christoph Kanter Production Design
Production Veit Heiduschka Producer
Production Michael Katz Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Waldemar Pokromski Makeup Effects Designer
Sound Francis Haines Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Annette Beaufays Costume Design
Production Markus Schleinzer Casting
Editing Monika Willi Editor
Production Christine Gozlan Executive Producer
Production Yvon Crenn Executive Producer
Writing Elfriede Jelinek Novel
Sound Guillaume Sciama Sound Designer
Art Hans Wagner Set Decoration
Sound Pascal Chauvin Foley Artist
Sound Jean-Pierre Laforce Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Thi-Loan Nguyen Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Thi-Loan Nguyen Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Just-Hofmann Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Françoise Andrejka Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Fabienne Bressan Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Michaela Payer Makeup Effects Designer