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5,955 Ratings

The Piano Teacher

La pianiste

Directed by Michael Haneke
Austria, 2001


In this adaptation of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek, which nabbed multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Isabelle Huppert plays a brilliant but sexually repressed piano instructor whose world is shattered by the sadomasochistic advances of one of her students.

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The Piano Teacher Directed by Michael Haneke

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2001 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

Locarno International Film Festival


Independent Spirit Awards

2003 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival


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