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The Piano Teacher

Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel, Anna Sigalevitch, Cornelia Kondgen
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Her mother asks piano teacher Erika Kohut, "Have you completely lost your mind?" (0:03)

Erika tells her mother, "Don't worry."
”If memory serves me right, you had one like it when you were young.”
”Don't worry, mother.” (0:05)

Erika tells engineering student and pianist Walter Klemmer, referring to composer Schumann, "He knows he's losing his mind."
”... My father died completely mad in the Steinhof asylum.” (0:18)

Klemmer tells the audience, "... a discussion during the break about Schubert and Schumann madness left me quite moved." (0:20)

Erika tells student Anna, "... and here the mood switches to irony." (0:21)

Erika tells the other teachers, "After such euphoria, it's hard to voice reservations... and, frankly, I find his histrionics suspect, if not downright unpleasant.."
Another teacher: ”In the andantino there were no ‘histrionics’ as you put it.” (0:34)

Erika cuts her genital area with a razor blade. (0:36)

Her mother asks Erika, "Is that why you're in a bad mood?" (0:39)

Movie posters in cafe: "The Skulls" and ”Frequency” (0:48)

Erika watches as a couple makes love in a drive-in theater. (0:52)

Her mother asks Erika, "Are you crazy, or what?"
"Your father died this afternoon.” (0:54)

Erika ask Anna, "Is it stage fright?" (0:57)

Erika tells Walter, "The sight of blood makes me ill." (1:05)

Walter tells Erika, "You cough because you're so uptight." (1:22)

Erika asks Walter, "Are you crazy?"
Walter: ”You can't drive me crazy like that and then run off.”
Erika: ”Drive you crazy?” (1:24)

Walter tells Erika's mother, "Don't worry, Ma'am." (1:26)

Walter reads Erika’s letter outlining sadomasochistic sex. Erika: “Don't worry about me.”
”I've wanted to be beaten for years.”
Walter: ”You need treatment.” (1:29)

Her mother asks Erika, "Have you gone insane?... You’re out of your mind."
”You’re mad. You're crazy. You're out of your mind.” (1:41)

Erika tells Walter, "I was an idiot."
Walter: ”You're crazy.” (1:45)

Walter tells Erika, "You’re a perverted bitch." (1:52)

Her mother tells Erika, "Don't be so nervous." (2:03)

Erika stabs herself in the chest. (2:07)