PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
For his performance in this film, Geoffrey Rush became the first actor to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Awards and Critics' Choice Awards, as well as Best Actor-Drama at the Golden Globe Awards.
Would you marry me?
Gillian: Well, it wouldn't be very practical, David.
David: Practical? No, of course not. Of course not. But then neither am I, Gillian. Neither am I. I'm not very practical at all.
Sylvia: You'll miss the plane!
Gillian: It's sweet of you, David. I don't know ...
Aluminium roller shutters on the Helfgott family home.
Himself: hand double for Geoffrey Rush
$162,179 (USA) (24 November 1996)
$35,811,509 (USA) (30 May 1997)