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2nd(2006)
Vitus
Switzerland | 2006 | 120min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama | Musical

PROGRAM NOTE

Vitus is a boy who almost seems to be from another planet: He has hearing like a bat, he plays the piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopedias at the age of five. 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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DIRECTOR

Fredi M. Murer

Born in 1940, Fredi M. Murer has been working as a film maker and producer and made a wide range of films; among them are < Zones >(1972), < Full moon >(1998), and < Downtown Switzerland >(2004). Murer received numerous national and international awards, including a Golden Leopard in Locarno for < Alpine Fire >(1985).
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