Vitus

 
STILLS

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. No wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him. They want Vitus to become a pianist. However, the little genius 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...

 

 

FREDI M. MURER, born in 1940, works as film maker and producer and made a wide range of films among them Zones (1972), Full Moon (1998) and Downtown Switzerland (2004). Murer received numerous national and international awards, including a Golden Leopard in Locarno for Alpine Fire (1985).

 

Cast Biography

While having performed on the most famous European stages BRUNO GANZ, born 1941 in Switzerland, starred in international movies such as Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall (2004), Eric Till’s Luther (2003), Silvio Soldini’s Pane e Tulpiani (2000), Wim Wender’s The Sky Above Berlin (1987) Volker Schlöndorff’s Circle of Deceit (1981).

TEO GHEORGHIU, born 1992 in Switzerland, speaks five languages and started playing the piano at the age of nine. He studies at the famous Purcell School London for musically gifted children.

 

“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.”

 


Cast

BRUNO GANZ
…Grandfather


FABRIZIO BORSANI
Vitus (6)

TEO GHEORGHIU
Vitus (12)

JULIKA JENKINS
Mother

URS JUCKER
Father

 

Crew

Director
FREDI M. MURER

Scipt
PETER LUISI,
FREDI M. MURER, LUKAS B. SUTER

Director of Photography
PIO CORRADI

Editor
MYRIAM FLURY

Producers
CHRISTIAN DAVI, CHRISTOF NERACHER, FREDI M. MURER

A production of VITUSFILM in collaboration with HUGOFILM & FMM and in coproduction with SRG SSR IDÉE SUISSE, SWISS TELEVISION, ARTE, TELECLUB

 

Technical Information

VITUS – Switzerland 2006 – Original Language: Swiss German – 120min – 35mm – Colour - 1:1.85 – Dolby Digital SR-D

click to enlarge/download