U.S. theatrical poster
|Directed by||Fredi M. Murer|
|Produced by||Christian Davi
|Music by||Mario Beretta|
|Edited by||Myriam Flury|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
February 2, 2006
June 29, 2007
123 minutes (US)
|Language||Swiss German, occasional English|
Vitus is a drama film written and directed by Fredi M. Murer. It was released on February 2, 2006, in Switzerland. It stars real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu, Bruno Ganz, Julika Jenkins, and Urs Jucker.
Vitus, played by Teo Gheorghiu, is a highly gifted pianist at the age of 12. His parents mean well, but are over-protective, so Vitus rebels and seeks refuge with his grandfather (Bruno Ganz), who loves flying. After faking a head injury, Vitus secretly amasses a fortune on the stock market. The money allows his grandfather to purchase a Pilatus PC-6 and his father to return triumphantly to the company that had fired him previously. Vitus pursues his former babysitter, Isabel, but she prefers someone older and does not return his affections.
Western critics gave Vitus generally favorable reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 64% rating, based on reviews from 58 critics. Metacritic rated the film 63 out of 100, based on 19 reviews.
- Best Swiss Film of 2006 (Swiss Film Awards)
- Official website
- Official trailer at Apple.com
- Vitus on IMDb
- Vitus at the Swiss Film Directory
- Vitus at Rotten Tomatoes
- Vitus at Metacritic
- Vitus at Box Office Mojo
- Vitus at AllMovie
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