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.
Release date: 1996
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Duration: 1h 45min
Director: Scott Hicks
Actors: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood, Alex Rafalowicz, Gordon Poole, Nicholas Bell