Friday, August 14, 2009

Geoffrey Rush or David Helfgott

SHINE is a 1996 movie which I just watched a couple of nights ago on FoxMovies.

A true story of a brilliant young pianist whose relationship with his father drives him to some sort of mental illness. Actor Geoffrey Rush stars as David Helfgott in a beautiful performance. If you haven't seen this movie yet, don't miss it.

Plot summary for Shine (taken from

"Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, this delightful movie charts the early and traumatic early years. Telling the story in flashback we see David as he grows up and into a child prodigy while his father abuses him and his siblings with the memory of his childhood in Europe and the loss of his family in the concentration camps. David finally breaks away from his father and goes away to study overseas, he later suffers a breakdown and returns to Australia and a life in an institution. Many years later he is released and through several twists of fate (in reality even more unlikely than film portrays) he starts playing a piano in a bar before finally returning to the concert hall."

The movie introduced me to the fabulous piano player Helfgott and made me google him, & this is one of the youtubes i found which I wanted to share with you. Enjoy...



At 8/15/2009 9:54 AM, Anonymous Bashar said...

Yes. Pretty amazing movie really. Geoffry rush did brilliant. Although I heard criticism about the zctnot mimicing the real disease. Still I LOVE IT

At 8/27/2009 3:07 AM, Blogger White Wings said...

شوقتيني، بودي أن أشاهد الفيلم

وكل عام وأنت بخير

At 9/17/2009 2:41 PM, Blogger ICG36 said...

A marvelous movie Well performed and heart rendering. Have watched it several times and still love it.


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