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Award-winning drama based on a true story. Living in fifties Australia, the young David Helfgott excels at piano playing but is forbidden by his father to accept a scholarship to study further. In spite of his father's misgivings he travels to England where his genius is recognised, but then suffers a setback that will change his life forever.

Release date:

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Thu 26 Nov 2015 00:50
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
David Helfgott as an AdultGeoffrey Rush
PeterArmin Mueller-Stahl
David Helfgott as an AdolescentNoah Taylor
Cecil ParkesJohn Gielgud
GillianLynn Redgrave
TonyJustin Braine
SylviaSonia Todd
SamChris Haywood
David Helfgott as a ChildAlex Rafalowicz
Eisteddfod PresenterGordon Poole
Ben RosenNicholas Bell
MargaretRebecca Gooden
Isaac SternRandall Berger
Katharine Susannah PrichardGoogie Withers
RayMarc Warren
DirectorScott Hicks
WriterJan Sardi
ProducerJane Scott
ComposerDavid Hirschfelder
Director of photographyGeoffrey Simpson

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