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Release Date:
7 December 2006 (Israel) See more »
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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 »
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A Fable Played by Real People 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 Lüthi .... lighting technician
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:
Nutbush City LimitsSee more »

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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
A Fable Played by Real People, 6 May 2007
Author: merlin-105

We just saw Vitus at the San Francisco International Film Festival, with an audience that packed in the theatre and gave the director a round of applause at the end. In the context of Fredi Murer's career, this film address themes that he explored in earlier works such as Alpine Fire and Full Moon, but here with a lighter, less moralistic tone. Murer clearly has a great rapport with children and brings out a credible performance from the nonprofessional actor (but real-life musical virtuoso) Teo Gheorghiu -- especially considering that so much of the film rests on this young pianist's shoulders. Bruno Ganz, whom English-speaking audiences rarely get to hear performing in his own Zurich dialect, unsentimentally embodies the traditional Swiss values that are disappearing under a wave of American-style materialism and yuppie anxiety.

Parents, take your young geniuses to see this film, and take its humane message of love, self-recognition and forgiveness to heart.

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