Typically Haneke, the protagonist’s extraordinarily odd behavior . . . is never explained or justified in any psychological way. Wildly explicit and violent rape and bondage scenes are as ever rendered disturbing and not titillating.
—Mattias Frey, Senses of Cinema
La Pianiste at times seems like an introduction to the writings of Freud . . .
—John Champagne, Bright Lights Film Journal
In a further exploration of themes of alienation and voyeurism, Haneke portrays the sadomasochistic Continue reading The Piano Teacher: It’s Not About the Piano