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A twelve-year-old piano prodigy who suffocates from his parent's big dreams for him decides to make his escape--and with the aid of his grandfather--chase his own dreams instead.

Director:

Fredi M. Murer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Borsani Fabrizio Borsani ... Vitus - age 6
Teo Gheorghiu ... Vitus von Holzen - age 12
Julika Jenkins Julika Jenkins ... Helen von Holzen, mother
Urs Jucker Urs Jucker ... Leo von Holzen, father
Bruno Ganz ... Grandfather
Eleni Haupt Eleni Haupt ... Luisa
Kristina Lykowa Kristina Lykowa ... Isabel - age 12
Tamara Scarpellini Tamara Scarpellini ... Isabel - age 19
Daniel Rohr Daniel Rohr ... Hoffmann jun.
Norbert Schwientek Norbert Schwientek ... Hoffmann sen.
Heidy Forster Heidy Forster ... Gina Fois
Daniel Fueter Daniel Fueter ... Direktor Konservatorium
Livia S. Reinhard Livia S. Reinhard ... Kindergärtnerin
Susanne Kunz Susanne Kunz ... Primarlehrerin
Thomas Mathys Thomas Mathys ... Arzt
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Storyline

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. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer willing to comply with his parents' plans and ambitions because he wants to follow his own star. Written by Christof Neracher

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At age 6 his masters were Bach, Mozart, Schumann, and Liszt. By age 12 he had mastered them. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | English

Release Date:

7 December 2006 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Vitus, l'enfant prodige See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CHF 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,722, 1 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,492, 21 October 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Vitus von Holzen - age 12: The hardest part was losing that game of chess!
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Connections

Referenced in Die Vitusmacher (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Alborada del gracioso
Composed by Maurice Ravel
Performed by Teo Gheorghiu
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very well played
15 February 2006 | by muri73See all my reviews

The Story about a boy-genius who wants nothing, than being a normal boy, is a well played and charmful story. The Boy is played by a real-life-boy-genius who plays the piano amazingly. Grandpa is the same actor as "Hitler" in "Der Untergang" and shows herewith his incredible talent for various roles.

The Movie has no gunfights, carcrashes or nudescenes. Its a simple, heartwarming story, which takes you away from the fast and hectic daily life into a almost 2-hour-story, which is nothing but good and charming.

A silent movie, but nevertheless a real good one.


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