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.
There were a number of scenes in the film that were very much like David Helfgott's mind: very fragmented," said cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson. "Much of the camera work was quite extreme. For instance, in one of the scenes, we are looking over a shoulder and purposefully block a bit of the other faces. We get tighter and tighter and end with a frame composed of just one of David's eyes."
The page! For God's sake, the notes!
Peter Helfgott: I'm sorry sir, I keep forgetting the notes.
Cecil Parkes: Will it be asking too much to learn them first?
The mezzuzah, a Jewish religious scroll attached to a home's door posts, on Ben Rosen's home is angled the wrong way; it should be angled toward the entrance of the home.
Himself: hand double for Geoffrey Rush
$162,179 24 November 1996