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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:
Amazing Journey into Genius See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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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MPAA:
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:
Lichtstück Nr. 1See more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Journey into Genius, 14 September 2007
Author: drmargaret from United States

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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