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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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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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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

Lichtstück Nr. 4
Composed by Mario Beretta
Performed by Teo Gheorghiu
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Piano Playing
23 May 2007 | by 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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