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Title La pianiste [videorecording] / Wega Film, MK2 SA, Les Films Alain Sarde presentent une coproduction austro-francaise avec Arte France Cinema ; un film de Michael Haneke ; scenario et realisation, Michael Haneke ; producteur, Veit Heiduschka.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
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 PAS Central Library DVD    PIA    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    PIA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
widescreen (2.35:1) 24 fps rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 894
Criterion collection ; 894.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language In French with English subtitles.
Cast Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoit Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel, Anna Sigalevitch, Cornelia Kondgen, Thomas Weinhappel, Georg Friedrich, Philipp Heiss, William Mang.
Credits Director of photography, Christian Berger ; editors, Monika Willi, Nadine Muse.
Note Based on the novel Die Klavierspielerin by Elfriede Jelinek.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for aberrant sexuality including violence, and for language.
Summary "Erika [is] a 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 student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life."--Container.
Note Special features: new interview with director Michael Haneke; new interview with actress Isabelle Huppert; selected-scene commentary from 2001 featuring Huppert; behind-the-scenes footage featuring Haneke and Huppert; trailer; new English subtitle translation; container insert includes an essay "Bad Romances" by film scholar Moira Weigel.
Contents disc one. [Feature] -- disc two. [Special features].
Awards Cannes Film Festival, 2001: Grand Prize of the Jury (Michael Haneke); Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert); Best Actor (Benoit Magimel)
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Austria -- Vienna -- Drama.
Music teachers -- Family relationships -- Austria -- Vienna -- Drama.
Music teachers -- Austria -- Vienna -- Drama.
Piano teachers -- Austria -- Vienna -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Austria -- Vienna -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationships -- Drama.
Masochism -- Drama.
Added Author Haneke, Michael, 1942- film director, screenwriter.
Heiduschka, Veit, film producer.
Huppert, Isabelle, actor.
Girardot, Annie, 1931-2011, actor.
Magimel, Benoit, actor.
Lothar, Susanne, actor.
Samel, Udo, actor.
Sigalevitch, Anna, actor.
Kondgen, Cornelia, 1953- actor.
Weinhappel, Thomas, actor.
Berger, Christian, 1945- director of photography.
Muse, Nadine, editor of moving image work.
Willi, Monika, editor of moving image work.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Jelinek, Elfriede, 1946- Klavierspielerin
Wega Film (Firm), production company.
MK2 Productions, production company.
Films Alain Sarde (Firm), production company.
Arte France cinema (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Container title: Piano teacher
ISBN 9781681433561
Standard No. 715515204019
Music No. CC2806DDVD The Criterion Collection

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