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Vitus -- An inspirational tale about a boy whose musical talent and intelligence hold promise for a brilliant future but impede his dreams of being a normal child - that is, until one dramatic leap of faith helps him take control of his life.

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Release Date:
7 December 2006 (Israel) See more »
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Tagline:
The story of a highly-gifted boy See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Huzzah for Vitus! See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Fredi M. Murer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Luisi 
Fredi M. Murer 
Lukas B. Suter 

Produced by
Christian Davi .... producer
Christof Neracher .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mario Beretta 
 
Cinematography by
Pio Corradi 
 
Film Editing by
Myriam Flury 
 
Casting by
Corinna Glaus 
 
Production Design by
Susanne Jauch 
 
Costume Design by
Sabine Maurer 
 
Makeup Department
Ronald Fahm .... makeup artist
Martine Felber .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marc Daniel Gerber .... assistant unit manager
Marlis Stocker .... production manager
Ines Zurbuchen .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcel Just .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Thérèse Traber .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Normann Büttner .... foley editor
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Matteo De Pellegrini .... boom operator
Micki Joanni .... adr editor
Mel Kutbay .... foley artist
Hugo Poletti .... sound
Patrick Storck .... sound editor
Jürg von Allmen .... sound designer
Jürg von Allmen .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Altdorfer .... still photographer
Ernst Brunner .... gaffer
Fabienne Gallina .... loader
Brian D. Goff .... Steadicam operator
Sandro Hofstetter .... lighting technician
Didier Lebel .... grip
Denis D. Lüthi .... lighting technician (as Denis Lüthi)
Ueli Nüesch .... focus puller
David Satz .... additional electrician: lightning effects
 
Editorial Department
Tom Gerber .... assistant editor (as Thomas Gerber)
 
Music Department
Charles-Henri Alkan .... composer: additional music
Mili Balakirew .... composer: additional music
Alexey Botvinov .... musician
Rhonda Dorsey .... musician
Howard Griffiths .... conductor
 
Other crew
Barbara Krieger .... continuity
 
Thanks
William Fong .... thanks: The Purcell School
Adina Gheorghiu .... thanks
Howard Griffiths .... thanks: Zürcher Kammerorchester
Marc Sommer .... thanks
Edouard A. Stöckli .... with the generous support of
John Tolputt .... thanks: The Purcell School
 

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language
Runtime:
100 min | USA:123 min | Germany:120 min
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Quotes:
Vitus von Holzen - age 12:The hardest part was losing that game of chess!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Die Vitusmacher (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Requiem in d-Moll, K, 626 (Sequentia-Lacrimosa)See more »

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54 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Huzzah for Vitus!, 8 November 2006
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

Sure this is a movie that everyone loves to hate. A foreign movie about a boy who is gifted on the piano. His parents notice this and immediately set about to make sure the boy is properly educated and makes sure he plays the piano. The boy just wants, you know, to be a boy. No one seems to understand except his grandfather. So you know, they have a SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP. Sure, this is a predictable and syrupy feel-good fluff, but damned if I didn't enjoy it. I LOVED this movie. This is the type of movie that you could say the sum is equal to it's parts, as all the cast and the script combine together to make this as enjoyable as possible. A special nod goes out to the 3 kids playing Vitus, who are all quite great, and to Bruno Ganz who is quite marvelous here too. Again, this wont make any awards list, or be even nominated for anything (it's just a little TOO predictable), but this sure would make audiences cheer.

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