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Hoffmann jun.
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Livia S. Reinhard ...
Kindergärtnerin
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Primarlehrerin
Thomas Mathys ...
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The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer willing to comply with his parents' plans and ambitions because he wants to follow his own star. Written by Christof Neracher

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At age 6 his masters were Bach, Mozart, Schumann, and Liszt. By age 12 he had mastered them. See more »

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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7 December 2006 (Israel)  »

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CHF 3,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,722 (USA) (29 June 2007)

Gross:

$186,492 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Vitus von Holzen - age 12: The hardest part was losing that game of chess!
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Remade as How to Disappear Completely See more »

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Composed by Carl Czerny
Performed by Teo Gheorghiu
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Piano Playing
23 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vitus portrays a kid who struggles to choose between his parents dreams and his own. Anyone with over ambitious parents can relate! The acting is incredible. Seeing the grandfather in the role was excellent- I first saw him as Hitler in the German film Untergang (Downfall) about Hitler's last days. He does a marvelous job in both films. Anyone interested in foreign film should see it- it's stirred up a bit of chaos for directly portraying Hitler and evoking sympathy for him.

In Vitus, the young boy who plays Vitus at age twelve is an actual Piano prodigy. There was no need to fake piano playing- he really is playing in the film. The person who elected to do this was genius, they added and incredible amount of credibility to the entire feature. The movie is excellent and comes to the US soon. A US remake is already being discussed- a testament to the excellence of the film.


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