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Switzerland, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Next Gen)

Director: Fredi Murer


A multiple award-winner, as well as short-listed for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Vitus not only plays the piano like a virtuoso, he possesses ultra-sonic hearing and a propensity for reading the encyclopaedia. In other words, he is an extraordinary boy. Everyone anticipates a brilliant future for him but Vitus dreams of flying and a normal childhood. Starring real-life, musical prodigy Teo Gheorghiu and Bruno Ganz as his grandfather, “Vitus is first and foremost a declaration of love to the inspiring and healing power of music - furthermore, a declaration of love to life's longing for itself, which is at its purest, liveliest and most individual in childhood.” (filmmaker Fredi M. Murer) Screened at Berlin Film Festival. “A fine example of old-fashioned story-telling.” - Variety MIFF recommends: Age 12+. Mild adult themes.

D Fredi M. Murer P Christian Davi, Christof Neracher, Fredi M. Murer S Peter Luisi, Fredi M. Murer, Lukas B. Suter Dist Rialto Distribution L German w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/120mins

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