The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008)
"Largo Winch" (original title)

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After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nerio Winch (as Miki Manojlovic)
Nicolas Vaude ...
Gérard Watkins ...
Theodore Thomas ...
Greenfield (as Ted Thomas)
David Gasman ...
Alexander Meyer


Billionaire Nerio Winch is found dead, drowned. An obviously suspicious death as Nerio is the founder and majority shareholder of the powerful and sprawling W Group. Who will inherit this financial empire? Officially, Nerio had no family. But he had a secret he kept well-hidden: a son, Largo, adopted nearly thirty years before from a Bosnian orphanage. The only problem is this young heir has just been thrown in prison deep in the Amazon. Accused of drug trafficking, he claims he's innocent. Nerio murdered. Largo in prison. What if these two events were part of a plot to take control of the Winch empire? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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17 December 2008 (France)  »

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The Heir Apparent  »

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€24,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,360 (USA) (18 November 2011)


$7,621 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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Crazy Credits

"Tomer Sisley would like to thank Mr. Jack Waltzer for his passion and for working with him over the last ten years." See more »


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Nice shot, but...
22 May 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Who doesn't know Largo Winch in the France-Belgium-Luxemburg trio (the three countries where the French "BD" or "Bandes Dessinées" are massively published) ? 18 years after the publication of the first comic book, which is itself an adaptation of a series of novels, it HAD to be adapted on screens. After a first - and failed- attempt with a TV show, the real thing begins.

First of all, and that's what most of the fans didn't get, the goal of this movie is not strictly to adapt the comic book series. Some essential parts, characters and actions of the original are missing. The movie itself offers an alternative and more modern version of the series. As a 1st class-fan of the comic book, I must confess I was nicely surprised. The actors are good, so is the scenario, though it might seem too fast. I thus recommend this movie to all those interested by financial/political thrillers, but it is clearly not an alternative to James Bond or Jason Bourne series as I could read over the internet.

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