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)
Screenwriter:Fredi M. Murer
Starring:Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker, Bruno Ganz
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.