Release date: June 29, 2007
(NY; LA release: July 6)

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Director: Fredi M. Murer

MPAA Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements and language)


Starring: Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker

Genre: Drama

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Plot Summary:

Vitus is a boy who almost seems to be from another planet: He has hearing like a bat, plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopedias at the age of five. His parents anticipate a brilliant future for him as a great concert pianist. However, Vitus prefers to spend all his time in his eccentric grandfather's (Bruno Ganz) workshop. He dreams of flying an airplane, he dreams of being a normal child. Ultimately, with one dramatic leap, Vitus takes control of his life.

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