- Original title
- Running time
- 106 min.
Jan Sardi (Story: Scott Hicks)
Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC) / Film Victoria
Drama | Music. Family Relationships. Disease. Disability. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, this delightful movie charts the early and traumatic early years. Telling the story in flashback we see David as he grows up and into a child prodigy while his father abuses him and his siblings with the memory of his childhood in Europe and the loss of his family in the concentration camps. David finally breaks away from his father and goes away to study overseas, he later suffers a breakdown and returns to Australia and a life in an institution. Many years later he is released and through several twists of fate (in reality even more unlikely than film portrays) he starts playing a piano in a bar before finally returning to the concert hall.
: Oscar awards: Best Actor (Rush). 7 Nominations
: Golden Globe: Best Actor Drama (Rush). 5 Nominations
: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush) and Sound. 9 Nominations
: National Board of Review: Best Movie
: Satellite Awards: Best Actor (Rush) & Supporting Actor (Mueller-Stahl)
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor (Rush). 2 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Rush)
: Festival Toronto: 2 Awards: Metro Media & People
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actor (Rush). 2 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush). 3 Nominations
1996: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Actor (Rush)
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