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Vitus (2006)

PG  |   |  Drama, Music  |  7 December 2006 (Israel)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Fabrizio Borsani ...
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Julika Jenkins ...
Urs Jucker ...
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Eleni Haupt ...
Luisa
Kristina Lykowa ...
Tamara Scarpellini ...
Daniel Rohr ...
Hoffmann jun.
Norbert Schwientek ...
Hoffmann sen.
Heidy Forster ...
Gina Fois
Daniel Fueter ...
Direktor Konservatorium
Livia S. Reinhard ...
Kindergärtnerin
Susanne Kunz ...
Primarlehrerin
Thomas Mathys ...
Arzt
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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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Drama | Music

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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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Budget:

CHF 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$186,492 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Quotes

Vitus von Holzen - age 12: The hardest part was losing that game of chess!
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Referenced in Die Vitusmacher (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Klavierkonzert in a-Moll Op. 54
Composed by Robert Schumann
Live concert from October 2004 in the gymnastic-room Zurich
Piano: Teo Gheorghiu
Züricher Kammerorchester
under the conductor of Howard Griffiths
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Fredy Murer's latest is excellent.
30 April 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

What a great movie to come out of Switzerland, though for those who have followed Fredy Murer's career this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. His humanity truly transcends geographical and language boundaries and what he has to tell us about growing up, and raising children, in a funny, heartwarming but never condescending story that sounds true every step of the way, is simply extraordinary.

The casting is outstanding, too, from the two young real-life pianists to another subtly powerful performance by Bruno Ganz. Sony Classics will release it this summer (I just saw it at the Tribeca Film Festival) - go and see it if you missed it. Hard to believe that they apparently had a hard time raising money for this, but now it seems to have all been worth it. It was also the country's official Acadamy Award entry for best foreign language film (though it didn't win).

Got a chance to talk to the director after the screening, such a nice man, too...


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