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The Piano Teacher (2001)

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2.5 out of 10 Dark & Intense, brilliant central performance
Emma from Dublin, 03 Mar 2013
Very dark and intense, this is one of the most difficult films I've ever watched. Isabelle Huppert is superb as the main character, who has the . strangest relationship with her mother I have ever seen portrayed on film (Anthony Perkins excepted). Repressed in many senses of the word, she opens up her darkest desires to a student who is pursuing her, with horrific consequences. Please be warned there are some scenes of pornography in here that may shock and offend some. Fluffy Saturday night viewing it ain't - I recommend you line up a couple of episodes of your favourite sitcom to watch afterwards.
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The Piano Teacher is a powerful and controversial drama from award-winning Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Code Unknown). Isabelle Huppert gives a performance of astounding emotional intensity as Erika Kohut, a repressed woman in her late thirties who teaches piano at the Vienna Conservatory and lives with her tyrannical mother (Annie Girardot), with whom she has a volatile love-hate relationship. But when one of Erika's students, the handsome and assured...

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