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Vitus

2007

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An inspirational tale about a boy whose musical talent and intelligence hold promise for a brilliant future but impede his dreams of being a normal child - that is, until one dramatic leap of faith helps him take control of his life.

Starring:
Fabrizio Borsani, Teo Gheorghiu
Runtime:
2 hours, 2 minutes

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Genres Drama, Music
Director Fredi M. Murer
Starring Fabrizio Borsani, Teo Gheorghiu
Supporting actors Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker, Bruno Ganz, Eleni Haupt, Kristina Lykowa, Tamara Scarpellini, Daniel Rohr, Norbert Schwientek, Heidy Forster, Daniel Fueter, Livia S. Reinhard, Susanne Kunz, Thomas Mathys, Ursula Reiter, Annelore Sarbach, Adrian Fuhrer, Frank Demenga, Stefan Witschi
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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VITUS-(2006-PG) was the Swiss entry in the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film. It is a terrific family friendly film about a young prodigy (Vitus) who wants to grow up normal and his parents want him to use his incredible gifts and not waste them. While his mother does come across sometimes as selfish in her desires, I imagine if we put ourselves in her shoes, we might struggle with the same tensions of how to let him grow up 'normal' and also not waste his gifts. Vitus then takes it upon himself to ensure that he will grow up 'normal'. Through all this tension, he finds a friend in his grandfather who understands him and passes on his love of flying and woodworking, something his mother does not approve. She goes ballistic one day when she sees Vitus learning how to use a saw because of what it could do to his fingers if he had an accident. There are also some clever little twists in the story that make this a very interesting and entertaining family movie. [...].
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VITUS is a film from Switzerland that has garnered many accolades and nearly won an Oscar. And yes, it is that good! Written by Fredi M. Murer, Peter Luisi, and Lukas B. Suter and directed by Murer, VITUS explores the life of a child genius, a lad who from the age of five is obviously gifted in that he can play Bach et al after only a few months lessons and is able to read books and understand concepts that make his stance in a regular kindergarten class untenable. But the film is less about the gifts of a child prodigy than it is a story of how a genius child longs for a normal childhood. It is in the telling of the story that the audience is privileged to discover the joys and trials in a child's view of being extraordinary.

Vitus - played at age 6 by Fabrizio Borsani and at age 12 by Teo Gheorghiu - is referred to as a little Mozart by his parents Helen (Julika Jenkins) and Leo (Urs Jucker), and by the family friends who are amazed at Vitus' gift as a pianist. But as is often the case with gifted children, they are overprotected, not allowed to engage in the normal activities of being a kid. Vitus finds consolation in his grandfather (a brilliant Bruno Ganz) whose creative energy includes Vitus in his longing to fly and to build complex machines. While Vitus continues his love for the piano he also takes risks with his beloved grandfather. Vitus' intelligence serves him well in analyzing the complexities of his father's job and his grandfather's role in that position, and it is his genius that leads the family in a direction no one thought possible.
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This brilliant fable about a child prodigy struggling to take flight remains among the few masterpieces in recent years. Swiss director Fredi M. Murer elicits superb performances from Fabrizio Borsani and Teo Gheorghiu (who portray the boy pianist at ages 6 and 12, respectively) while maintaining a charmingly eccentric tone. Bruno Ganz is wonderful as Vitus' grandfather. I would not change a single frame.
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This is an incredible movie in the fact it takes on genius and the expectations of genius, only to make a full U-turn and follow the heart. It is a good example of not placing our expectations upon others...they will rise to their own level on their own, often surpassing our dreams. Only true genius can become self actualized and happy as a result of pursuit. This movie is not about piano playing, but finding your happiness in spite of the world around us.
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"Vitus" represents - neither more, nor less - a marvellous urban fable, around the lives and times of a prodigious child, whose IQ is far beyond the average.

But, living in these times with such genius is not easy. Vitus finds in his grandfather the creativeness, the irreverence and the breakthrough of any kind of rule or discipline. As a matter of fact his grandfather finds in its free time, an opportunity to innovate, his passion is to fly; on the other hand Vitus' father is a very smart designer and really surprises and even aims the company to get immersed into the financial market; his mother is aware about the unstoppable talent of his child and promotes him.

Vitus' passion for the music is just a sample of his multiple skills. But gradually, he will be disposed to materialize the golden dream of his grandfather (thanks to a smart knockout as the nickname of Dr. Wulf , helping at the same his father of a secure bankrupt and returning him the place he deserved in the company.

The affective life of this teenager is marvellously carved in relief through two lovable girls. The plot is like a surprises box, that never let you quiet. The film exudes that kind humanity and love for life that we usually are accustomed to watch in previous European films, (such Kolya, The 400 blows or Forbidden games for instance)

The great Bruno Ganz, despite his supporting role, is always welcome every time he appears, he is a real master of the acting, his infinite tenderness and legendary charisma have become one of these unreachable cult actors ( sharing honours with Hopkins, Armin Mûller Stahl, Philipe Noiret , Jean Rochefort, Albert Finney or Peter O ` Toole).
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