A FILM BY Fredi M. Murer

... an engaging drama with a great big brain.
-Katherine Monk, VANCOUVER SUN
Impeccably acted...
-Jean Oppenheimer, VILLAGE VOICE
Vitus's cool intelligence, knotty narrative and precise performances make it a pleasure to watch.""""
-Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail


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. It is no wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him. They want Vitus to become a pianist. However, the child prodigy 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.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 13, 2007
Original Languages: Swiss/German/English
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 123 min.
Year: 2006


Bruno Ganz
Fabrizio Borsani
Teo Gheorghiu
Urs Jucker
Fredi M. Murer