Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: June 29, 2007
Summary: Vitus is a boy who almost seems to be from another planet: he has hearing like a bat, he plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopaedias at the age of five. It is no wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him. They want Vitus to become a pianist. However, the child prodigy prefers to play in his eccentric grandfather's workshop. He dreams of flying and of a normal childhood. Ultimately, with one dramatic leap, Vitus takes control of his own life. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Runtime: 123 min
Rating: Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language.
Production: ARTE
Genres: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Languages: English, Swiss German
Home Release Date: Nov 27, 2007
Director Credit
Fredi M. Murer Director
Writer Credit
Fredi M. Murer Writer
Lukas B. Suter Writer
Peter Luisi Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Bruno Ganz Grandfather
Fabrizio Borsani Vitus - Age 6
Teo Gheorghiu Vitus Von Holzen - Age 12
Cast Credit
Daniel Fueter Direktor Konservatorium
Daniel Rohr Hoffmann Jun.
Eleni Haupt Luisa
Heidy Forster Gina Fois
Julika Jenkins Helen Von Holzen, Mother
Kristina Lykowa Isabel - Age 12
Livia S. Reinhard Kindergärtnerin
Norbert Schwientek Hoffmann Sen.
Susanne Kunz Primarlehrerin
Tamara Scarpellini Isabel - Age 19
Thomas Mathys Arzt
Urs Jucker Leo Von Holzen, Father
Producer Credit
Christian Davi Producer
Christof Neracher Producer