The Piano Teacher

Movie • 2001 • Drama  

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Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
This movie contains 24 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abuse
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burntheworm
erika's mother destroys her dresses and emotionally abuses her
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Is someone stalked?
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Unhinged.but.handsome
The daughter (40+) assaults her mother (60+)
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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burntheworm
erika slaps her mother as stated, and walter slaps erika later in the movie
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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milosfish
(SPOILERS) Erika is sexually assaulted at the end of the film.
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Maybe the most triggering SA I’ve seen on screen.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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The main character cuts her own crotch with a razorblade

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a young girl's hand is mutilated with broken glass
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Unhinged.but.handsome
She stabbed herself in the chest. But not deep. It wasn't fatal
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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burntheworm
the main character cuts herself with a razor
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Does someone vomit?
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When ?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
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Are needles/syringes used?
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burntheworm
no, but they are mentioned. erika's father is said to have died in one, and there is talk of getting her hospitalized.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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erika stalks walter and often watches characters without their knowledge. walter later tells erika that he watched her through her window and masturbated.
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Pregnancy
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Erika forcefully kisses and gropes her mother. This happens before the SA by Walter.
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Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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