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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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Amazing Journey into Genius
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved that this child was not only musically gifted, which I expected from the descriptors of the movie. He was mathematically a genius as well. But, the most amazing part was his understanding of psychology -- the ability to solve severe financial problems for his grandfather, the ability to manipulate everyone in his world into thinking he was normal for several years. The movie is one of the best I have seen in, literally, decades. And, then, there is the piano performance of a real musical savant. So, this is the story -- but the ability of the script and the director to move me into childhood, to remember what some of the issues of autonomy are, to see a family who loves and cares for their child, but also faces issues of financial pressures and job loss. This is a movie we can all relate to on many levels. What a great show!! I hope it becomes available on DVD -- I'll buy about 10 to give away. Dr. Margaret


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