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Summary Erika is a piano teacher at a prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex shops and experimenting with masochism. [Kino International]

The Piano Teacher
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
79
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 83 User Ratings
8.3
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Summary Erika is a piano teacher at a prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex shops and experimenting with masochism. [Kino International]

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Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
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88% Positive
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12% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 83 User Ratings
8.3
89% Positive
74 Ratings
8% Mixed
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2% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 83 User Ratings
8.3
89% Positive
74 Ratings
8% Mixed
7 Ratings
2% Negative
2 Ratings

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Production Company Wega Film, MK2 Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, ARTE, Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film International, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Canal+, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Eurimages, Filmfonds Wien, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Österreichisches Filminstitut
Release Date Mar 29, 2002
Duration 2 h 11 m
Rating R
Tagline Perversion at its wicked best!
Cannes Film Festival
• 3 Wins & 4 Nominations
Chlotrudis Awards
• 1 Win & 4 Nominations
Russian Guild of Film Critics
• 2 Wins & 3 Nominations