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. 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...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Fredi M. Murer

Written by: Peter Luisi, Fredi M. Murer, Lukas B. Suter

Cinematography: Pio Corradi

Cast: Bruno Ganz (grandfather), Urs Jucker (father), Fabrizio Borsani (Vitus at 6), Teo Gheorghiu (Vitus at 12), Julika Jenkins (mother)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2006