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Shine
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Australia 1996
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Director: Scott Hicks
Screenplay: Jan Sardi, Scott Hicks
Producer: Jane Scott
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood, Alex Rafalowicz, Gordon Poole, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nicholas Bell, Danielle Cox, Rebecca Gooden, Marta Kaczmarek, John Cousins, Noah Taylor, Paul Linkson, Randall Berger, Ian Welbourn
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography, Music

Running Time: 105
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Production notes
Theatrical trailer(s)
Geoffrey Rush's Golden Globe acceptance speech
Questions & answers with Scott Hicks
Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats
Studio:  New Line Studios DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Dec 1996 Discs:  1 (Blu-ray) []
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Reviews:  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.


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