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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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Nerio Winch (as Miki Manojlovic)
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Nicolas Vaude ...
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Gérard Watkins ...
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Alexander Meyer
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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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Budget:

€24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,621 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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The movie rights to Largo Winch were first sold 20 years prior to this film to producer Serge Silberman, whose ambition was to create a franchise that could rival James Bond's. He however died before being able to work on the project. See more »

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When Naomi (Mélanie Thierry) is talking to Largo (Tomer Sisley) in the car, what she says doesn't match her lips. See more »

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[first lines]
Man: [whipping her] Bitch! Who do you think you are?
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"Tomer Sisley would like to thank Mr. Jack Waltzer for his passion and for working with him over the last ten years." See more »

Connections

Version of Largo Winch: The Heir (2001) See more »

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Now the French are beating us at action/thrillers--we better start calling ours "Freedom Films"
31 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

I put off watching this movie for a long time, but I ran out of things to watch with a certain group of people whose tastes I had to all satisfy, so I decided to this a try. I was thinking that a French action/thriller set in the world of corporate high finance sounds like an oxymoron; however, I was really wrong, and this movie was great.

It's quite intelligent for this kind of movie and is well-filmed in a variety of interesting locales. While obviously working with a way lower budget than a typical American blockbuster, it managed to be feel much more real and satisfying, with the added bonus of no unpleasant aftertaste of guilt for time wasted.

If you watch typical Hollywood thrillers, you really should give this foreign one a try, since, while it is not exactly brain food, it's a good step up from pure Tinseltown junk food.


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