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The piano teacher [videodisc] / director, Michael Haneke.

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  • ISBN: 9781681433561
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: new interview with Haneke; new interview with Isabelle Huppert; selected-scene commentary from 2002 featuring Huppert; behind-the-scene commentary from 2002 featuring Huppert; behind the scenes footage of a postsync session for the film featuring Haneke and Huppert; trailer; essay by scholar Moira Weigel.
Participant or Performer Note:
Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoit Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Georg Friedrich, Anna Sigalevitch.
Summary, etc.:
Erika, a middle-aged piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother, in a claustrophobically codependent relationship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her masochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter, a young student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for aberrant sexuality including violence, and for language OFRB rating: R.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
French dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Piano teachers > Austria > Vienna > Drama.
Mothers and daughters > Austria > Vienna > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
Masochism > Drama.
Mothers and daughters
Piano teachers
Teacher-student relationships
Austria > Vienna
Genre: Feature films
Romance films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Romance films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stamford FRENCH FIC Piano 38080600013385 Adult DVD Available -

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