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Vitus (Widescreen Edition)
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
PG     2007     2hr 3min

Vitus is the story of a child prodigy who has everything he wants except the chance to be a normal kid. At six, Vitus is both incredibly talented and wonderfully precocious. When it becomes evident that he has an exception...  more »


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Actors: Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/27/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 3min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: German
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Donald G. from BELLINGHAM, WA
Reviewed on 5/2/2016...
Very interesting and well-made mmovie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Leah G. (Leahbelle) from GROVER BEACH, CA
Reviewed on 3/27/2016...
This was a great movie. My husband even thought so, and he usually only likes movies where things blow up a lot and people get shot at. It had a good twist to it that made it more interesting and the boys who play the main character are great actors as well as accomplished pianists.
Charlotte E. from LITTLE ROCK, AR
Reviewed on 2/4/2008...
This is a really good movie!
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Movie Reviews

Loves To Read | Twin Cities, MN USA | 10/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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. [...].
Classic Cinema From Switzerland
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
A human film that rejoins us with the life!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 03/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""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).

On the other hand, both children, virtuosi of the piano are extremely expressive in their roles as well as the rest of the cast. The fine direction, winged script and splendid edition process, make of this film a real treasure to collect.

Don't expect other friends advise you; acquire it, enjoy it and then surprise them with this movie as a gift. They will always reward you, as well as yourself.