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At age 6, his masters were Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Liszt. By age 2, he had mastered them. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language.
Released on:
June 29, 2007 (NY)
July 6, 2007 (LA)

Sony Classics

Status: Released

Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker, Bruno Ganz

Director: Fredi M. Murer

Screenwriter: Peter Luisi, Fredi M. Murer, Lukas B. Suter

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Director Fredi M. Murer's moving film VITUS was Switzerland's official 2006 Academy Awards entry for Best Foreign Language Film and was one of the most successful Swiss films of 2006. VITUS introduces us to an incredibly talented young pianist and actor, Teo Gheorghiu. The film also stars the renowned Bruno Ganz, Julika Jenkins and Urs Jucker.
By the age of 12, Vitus (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) is a highly gifted musician whose parents have high hopes for him in a career as a classical pianist. The daily pressure of hours of musical practice, his overprotective but well-meaning mother (Julika Jenkins) and his father's (Urs Jucker) precarious financial situation lead the boy to seek refuge at his eccentric grandfather's (Bruno Ganz) house.
Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $5,722 (2 theaters) | Domestic Total: $187,480
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