The Piano Teacher Trailer & Clips


The Piano Teacher (also know as La pianiste) full movie is released on Sep 05, 2001. Watch The Piano Teacher online - the French Drama movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $6,766,589. The Piano Teacher is directed by Michael Haneke and created by Michael Haneke with Isabelle Huppert and Annie Girardot. The Piano Teacher is available online on HBO Max and Criterion Channel.

Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe. She visits a sex shop to watch DVDs; she walks a drive-in theater to stare at couples having sex. Walter is a self-assured student with some musical talent; he auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her. She responds coldly then demands he let her lead. Next she changes the game with a letter, inviting him into her fantasies. How will he respond; how does sex have power over our other faculties?

As know as:

La pianiste, Učiteljica klavirja, Piyanist, La pianista, ピアニスト

Release Date:

Mar 29, 2002

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 01, 2007


France, Austria, Germany


French, German

Stream Service:

Artificial Eye, Alta Classics S.L. Unipersonal, MK2 Diffusion, Kino Pictures

Production Companies:

Wega Film, MK2 Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde

Gross worldwide:



Perversion at its wicked best!


Amy Taubin
Village Voice
I found The Pianist unpleasant but, as a case study of female desire, repression, and oedipal trauma, not at all outré.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 31, 2020
Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This is a penetrating, deeply disturbing examination of desire and loneliness, of desperation and self-denial.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 04, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
It is depressing, ruthlessly pained and depraved, the movie equivalent of staring into an open wound.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 19, 2002

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