Maybe this is my inner masochist, but when I read these letters—both the. I once received a four-page letter from a woman, asking for help with her long distance. Directed by Michael Haneke. With Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar. A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. Unnerving oil paintings and a decrepit bondage bed with a rusted chain pulled by a handle at one end…