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.
Bob Hoskins was the first choice to play the role of Peter Helfgott, but declined.
Is that the water running?
Sylvia: David? Where in God's heaven is he?
The character shows all signs of schizophrenia; not bipolar disorder (formerly known as "manic-depressive disorder"), as is claimed in the film. The real David Helfgott likewise displays many symptoms of schizophrenia and none of bipolar disorder.
Himself: hand double for Geoffrey Rush
$162,179 (USA) (22 November 1996)
$35,811,509 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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