Vitus Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2007

PG|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
From a very early age, Vitus (Teo Gheorghiu) showed signs of genius -- like reading encyclopedias in kindergarten -- and by age 5 had already mastered the piano. With well-intentioned but overbearing parents (Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker) pressuring him to continue his music career, Vitus dreams of a normal childhood. With the help of his grandfather (Bruno Ganz), Vitus feigns an injury and gains wealth quickly in the stock market so he can take up flying.

Cast: Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker, Fabrizio Borsani, Bruno Ganz, Eleni Haupt, Kristina Lykowa, Tamara Scarpellini

Director: Fredi Murer

Genres: Drama

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  • When the movie becomes pure fantasy, it's impossible to swallow. (No landlord rents an apartment to a 12-year-old with no adult in sight.) show more

  • A gentle fable about how the young boy from Zurich struggles to fit in rather than stand out, Vitus is both a cautionary tale for pushy parents and an endearing, if eccentric, empowerment fantasy for precocious children. show more

  • Deep down, this is a film about childhood dreams and the determination to make those dreams come true. With such a positive message, you can't help yodeling on your exit from the theater. show more

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