Directed By: Scott Hicks Starring: Geoffrey Rush

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Shine is the compelling and poignant story of a young man who defies his father's wishes in order ot pursue his dreams. Both thought-provoking and powerful, it tells a story of rebellion and of individuality through the eyes of a pianist whose only form of self expression is found in the keys of his instrument.


Studio New Line
SKU 40000406
UPC 794043454622
UPC 14 00794043454622
Format DVD
Release Date 2/8/2005
Rating Rating
Character Study
Classical Music
Family Interaction
Mental Illness
Personal Triumph
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note This acclaimed film paints a wrenching portrait of the life of Australian piano virtuoso David Helfgott and his struggles with his war-traumatized, demanding father; mental illness and asylum incarceration; and his obsession with the virtually unplayable Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Rach 3"). Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor--Armin Mueller-Stahl. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Geoffrey Rush.
Rolling Stone "...Scrappy, sexy, touching and fun....SHINE is also utterly extraordinary....Rank it with the best movies of the year..." 12/12/1996 p.92
Entertainment Weekly "...Strong performances....A powerful piece of work..." -- Rating: B 12/06/1996 p.51
Variety "...A strong, emotional narrative....Rush is quite remarkable....SHINE is mature, intelligent filmmaking..." 01/22/1996
Los Angeles Times "...[Rush] handles the challenge superbly....SHINE is transformed into popular filmmaking at its smartest and most persuasive..." 11/22/1996 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...The fact that David Helfgott lived the outlines of these events -- that he triumphed, that he fell, that he came slowly back -- adds an enormous weight of meaning to the film..." 11/27/1996 p.49
Scott Hicks
Geoffrey Rush
Cast & Crew
Alex Rafalowicz - Star
Noah Taylor - Star
John Gielgud - Star
Geoffrey Rush - Star
Lynn Redgrave - Star
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Star
Scott Hicks - Screenwriter
Pip Karmel - Editor
Geoffrey Simpson - Director of Photography
Louise Wakefield - Costume Designer
Jan Sardi - Screenwriter
Vicki Wiehus - Production Designer
Jane Scott - Producer
David Hirschfelder - Composer
Scott Hicks - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 4546
UPC 00794043454622
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Name Geoffrey Rush
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1996
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Rush,Geoffrey
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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