Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Noah Taylor, John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Nicholas Bell, Chris Haywood ...
Biography · Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Nov 29, 1996 ... There has been much talk in 1996 about films whose filmmakers claim they were based on true stories but were kidding (“Fargo”), and films whose filmmakers claimed they were based on true stories but might have been lying (“Sleepers”). Here is a movie that is based on the truth beneath a true story.
Jul 15, 1997 ... This wrenching true story chronicles the tumultuous life of Australian concert pianist David Helfgott, whose domineering, over-protective father drove him to madness. David is heavily burdened by emotional scars inflicted by his father -- scars that when opened cause devastating tragedy for much of David's ...
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Well, a good many of us, probably. First, it's the kind of exceptional circumstance we like to dwell on as proof that pessimists are wrong; second, Shine is markedly well made, therefore persuasive. [Nov. 18, 1996]. 100. Chicago Tribune - Michael Wilmington. All but sweeps you away with its dazzling technique and shattering ...
Prodigy With as Many Scars as Gifts. By JANET MASLIN. Published: November 22, 1996. As ''Shine'' begins, the adult David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush) appears pitiably, trying to come in out of the rain. Clearly damaged somehow, David fidgets and chatters nervously, keeping his eyes half-shut, clutching too eagerly at the ...