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Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency, where there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex shops and experimenting with masochism. Ata a recital, she befriends Walter, a handsome young man, whom she seduces and with whom she begins an illicit affair. As Erika slowly drifts closer to the brink of emotional disorder, she uses the love-stricken Walter to explore her darkest sado-masochistic fantasies, which eventually lead to her undoing.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||NR||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2001||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Kino International|
|Sound:||Production Co:||Mk2 International .....Production Company, Les Films Alain Sarde .....Production Company, Arte France Cinma .....Production Company, Wega-Film .....Production Company, Nippon Herald Films, Inc .....Production Company, Arte .....Production Company, Filmladen Gmbh .....Theatrical Distributor, Alta Films .....Theatrical Distributor, Cinemien .....Theatrical Distributor, Les Films De L'Elysee .....Theatrical Distributor, Triangelfilm .....Theatrical Distributor, Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh .....Theatrical Distributor, Curzon Artificial Eye .....Theatrical Distributor, Bim Distribuzione .....Theatrical Distributor, Kino International .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Mk2 International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Mk2 International .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Kino Video .....Domestic Video Distributor|