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Vitus (2006)

A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead.

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Cast

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Fabrizio Borsani ...
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Julika Jenkins ...
Urs Jucker ...
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Eleni Haupt ...
Kristina Lykowa ...
Isabel - age 12
Tamara Scarpellini ...
Daniel Rohr ...
Norbert Schwientek ...
Hoffmann sen.
Heidy Forster ...
Daniel Fueter ...
Direktor Konservatorium
Livia S. Reinhard ...
Kindergärtnerin
Susanne Kunz ...
Primarlehrerin
Thomas Mathys ...
Arzt
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Storyline

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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The story of a highly-gifted boy See more »

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

7 December 2006 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Vitus, l'enfant prodige  »

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Box Office

Budget:

CHF 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,722, 1 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,492, 21 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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Connections

Remade as How to Disappear Completely See more »

Soundtracks

Allegro barbaro
Composed by Charles-Valentin Alkan (as Charles Henri Alkan)
Performed by Teo Gheorghiu
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And so when do we get it here?
22 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this on a plane (and overseas flight) and I watched it twice, as it was so good. The acting was superb, the script very credible. This is perfect art-house cinema or Netflix material. So when do we get it here? Even just on video? (Is this where I whine that pleasant little gems like this go unnoticed by dumb Americans?) Besides, how many Swiss films will you ever see in your entire life? BTW, the piano playing fooled me entirely. I kept looking and trying to figure out how it was done (hence, the dumb American comment). It will be very easy for anyone who is smarter than the average bear to identify with this story.


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