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.Written by
When David (Geoffrey Rush) is talking with Katharine Prichard (Googie Withers) in her house, on the shelf behind her is a photograph of a World War I soldier. This is Lieutenant Hugo Throssell, who won the Victoria Cross at Hill 60 in Gallipoii. The pair met in London where he was recuperating, and later married. After a string of business failures, Throssell committed suicide in 1933 and is buried in the military section of the Karrakatta cemetery in Perth, Western Australia. See more »
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. See more »
This movie is definitely in my top five favorite movies of all time. It is unbelievably brilliant. Geoffrey Rush, dare I say, is perhaps the greatest actor of modern times. His performance alone is worth watching, let alone the outstanding supporting cast! Definitely not in typical Hollywood fashion, the movie is a truly great indie film. A must see for music lovers and indie film lovers alike.
38 of 48 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this