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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 »
The story of a highly-gifted boy See more »
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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  (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
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
100 min | USA:123 min | Germany:120 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
And so when do we get it here?, 22 January 2007
Author: seamallowance from United States

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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