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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Scott Hicks

As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter . When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions.

Cast :

  • Geoffrey Rush
  • David as an Adult
  • Justin Braine
  • Tony
  • Sonia Todd
  • Sylvia
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl
  • Peter
  • Noah Taylor
  • David as an Adolescent
  • Lynn Redgrave
  • Gillian
  • John Gielgud
  • Cecil Parkes
  • Googie Withers
  • Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • Alex Rafalowicz
  • David as a Child
  • Nicholas Bell
  • Ben Rosen
  • Chris Haywood
  • Sam
  • Randall Berger
  • Isaac Stern
Producers :
Jane Scott
Writers :

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