Vitus (2007) The titular virtuoso, who is played as a tyke by Fabrizio Borsani, then as an owlish 12-year-old by Teo Gheorghiu, is a musical prodigy, which… 2007-06-29 PG PT123M Drama Foreign Language Fabrizio Borsani Teo Gheorghiu Bruno Ganz Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Vitus (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG
CONCERTO IN A MINOR Gheorghiu as Vitus, the 12-year-old virtuoso who would rather not play along with his parents' plans for him
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CONCERTO IN A MINOR Gheorghiu as Vitus, the 12-year-old virtuoso who would rather not play along with his parents' plans for him
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jun 29, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 123 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Fabrizio Borsani and Teo Gheorghiu; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The titular virtuoso, who is played as a tyke by Fabrizio Borsani, then as an owlish 12-year-old by Teo Gheorghiu, is a musical prodigy, which is only the first of his many abilities. It's also why his parents, bedazzled by the glory of their son's specialness, have decided to rob him of his childhood. To escape their grasp, he fakes the impairment of his talents, a scam that requires him to exercise the very brilliance he's hiding. Vitus, a fizzy domestic fairy tale from Switzerland, gives you a lift, as it revels in the oddball joy of genius as kid power. B+

Originally posted Jul 10, 2007 Published in issue #944 Jul 20, 2007 Order article reprints