Shine ( France, Turkey (Turkish title)) Blask ( Poland) Claroscuro ( Argentina) Flight of the Bumblebee ( Australia (working title)) Helfgott ( Australia (working title)) Le prodigue ( Canada (French title)) Loisto ( Finland) Ragyogj! ( Hungary) Shine - Brilhante ( Brazil) Shine - Der Weg ans Licht ( Germany) Shine - El resplandor de un genio ( Spain (video title)) Sijaj ( Slovenia) Simplesmente Genial ( Portugal)
Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, this delightful movie charts the traumatic early years through adulthood. Telling the story in flashback we see David as a child prodigy and as he grows up while his patriarchal 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.