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Though not highly original, Vitus is slightly redeemed by its charm and compelling performances.



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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 encyclopedias. 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.

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Bruno Ganz
as Grandfather
Teo Gheorghiu
as Vitus (age 12)
Fabrizio Borsani
as Vitus (age 6)
Urs Jucker
as Father
Kristina Lykowa
as Isabel (age 12)
Tamara Scarpellini
as Isabel (age 19)
Daniel Rohr
as Hoffmann Jr.
Norbert Schwientek
as Hoffmann Sr.
Heidy Forster
as Gina Fois
Daniel Fueter
as Conservatory Director
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Superb! Heartwarming, interesting, clever and fun! If there had been a six star rating, that's what I would have given Vitus. One of the most delightful movies I've ever seen, and oh, the music! This film runs the gamut of emotions, and ends with the best of them all.

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