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Shine

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.

    Academy Awards Best Actor 1996 Geoffrey Rush Australian Actor, QUILLS (2000)

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    • Rating - For nudity/sensualtiy and intense thematic elements
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): N4546

  • Credits
    Armin Mueller-Stahl, Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, John Gielgud, Arthur John Gielgud, Noah Taylor, Alex Rafalowicz
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Scrappy, sexy, touching and fun....SHINE is also utterly extraordinary....Rank it with the best movies of the year..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Strong performances....A powerful piece of work..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A strong, emotional narrative....Rush is quite remarkable....SHINE is mature, intelligent filmmaking..."
    Variety

    "...[Rush] handles the challenge superbly....SHINE is transformed into popular filmmaking at its smartest and most persuasive..."
    Los Angeles 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..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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