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Sandi Gardiner Sandi Gardiner
Restaurant Customer
Louise Siversen Louise Siversen
Extra in Ballroom Scene
Jo Kennedy Jo Kennedy
Suzie - Adult
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn
Beryl Alcott
Lynn Redgrave Lynn Redgrave
Gillian
Sean Carlsen Sean Carlsen
Student


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Scott Hicks Scott Hicks
(story)


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A repertoire of Australian talent that Shines...

11 years, 10 months ago at Dec 17 6:03
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"In this world only the strong survive. The weak get crushed like insects."

Shine is a deceitfully straightforward and disposable title for an unreservedly amazing motion picture. This low-budget Australian feature illuminates the strength of the human spirit and the triumph of the heart as it depicts the tremendous courage of a troubled individual. The story it conveys is incredibl... read more

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Shine is an extremely underrated Australian film that is lovable, quite depressing and a bit funny as well. This film teaches no matter how hard or how bad things become in life for someone it is never too late to rise above it and to fix it again. It some ways, Shine is quite a hard film to watch but it can be a feel-good film too. This film made me feel all of those things in all different ways.... read more

A good but overrated movie

9 years, 2 months ago at Aug 16 9:19
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I already saw this movie but since it was such a while ago, I thought I might as well check it out again. To be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this movie. Indeed, back in those days, there was a huge buzz about this flick and, thanks to this feature, Geoffrey Rush's career finally took off (he even got an oscar for his performance) and he became afterwards a familiar face in many p... read more
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Release date: 15 August 1996
UPC: 794043454622
Tags: Drama (16), Biography (12), Music (12), 1996 (10), Australia (9), Biopic (9), Piano (8), Child Abuse (8), 1990s (7), Mental Illness (6), Romance (6), Pianist (5), (5), Child Prodigy (4), Mental Institution (4), Musician (3), Trampoline (3), Abusive Father (3), Independent Film (2)
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