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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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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Childhood fantasy 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:
EtüdeSee more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Childhood fantasy, 27 April 2007
Author: Tom (satnitcboy) from NY NY

Saw a screening tonight at Tribeca Film Festival - good news for American Audiences: Sony Classics will be distributing Vitus here beginning June 07.

Director Muller says Vitus grew out of his own childhood fantasy: to be a genius. Other fantasies also play out in this completely guileless, charming story.

(Teo Gheorghiu is, in fact, a brilliant pianist. Now 14, he played in person before the screening and proved that, in fact, all the musicianship on display is real. The 5-yr old Vitus also plays.) Happier, and funnier, than Little Man Tate. IMO, what is thoroughly unpredictable about this film is the absence of nasty, bitter adults and children you'd have likely found in an American version ... except for the "boss's son" character, who is a cliché, but not one you have to look at for long.

Vitus demonstrates that fantasy can be a personal, human pastime, not just a cartoon or computer-generated effect. Terrific little film.

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