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We hear so much great film music soundtracking our favourite films, but what about when the music itself is the basis for the plot? Join us as we explore films about classical music and musicians.
This haunting Australian film from 1996 is based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and receives electric shock therapy. After entering a piano competition and deciding to playing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3, David becomes increasingly manic as he practises, eventually resulting in his admission to a psychiatric hospital.
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