Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of David Helfgott, a pianist who suffered a mental breakdown, due to trauma inflicted upon him by his abusive father, and spent years in institutions.
A young man (Geoffrey Rush) wanders through a heavy rainstorm, finding his way into a nearby restaurant. The restaurant's employees try to determine if he needs help. Despite his manic mode of speech being difficult to understand, a waitress, Sylvia, learns that his name is David Helfgott and that he is staying at a local hotel. Sylvia returns him to the hotel, and despite his attempts to engage her with his musical knowledge and ownership of various musical scores, she leaves.