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The Foster Boy (2011)
"Der Verdingbub" (original title)

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Bösigerin
Stefan Kurt ...
Bösiger
Maximilian Simonischek ...
Jakob (as Max Simonischek)
Max Hubacher ...
Max
Lisa Brand ...
Berteli
Miriam Stein ...
Esther
Andreas Matti ...
Hasslinger
Heidy Forster ...
Grossmutter
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Mutter Dürrer
Ernst C. Sigrist ...
Polizist
Christoph Gaugler ...
Störmetzger
Peter Wyssbrod ...
Arzt
Hanspeter Müller ...
Gemeindepräsident
Martin Hug ...
Hugo Wagner
Rebekka Burckhardt ...
Erzieherin
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25 October 2012 (Germany)  »

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The collective story of those affected by the Swiss foster system.
8 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

There is no doubt that the story of a foster boy with no rights of his own could have been turned into a heart wrenching drama. However, despite the gravity of the subject manner, director Markus Imboden successfully infused some elements of entertainment which help viewers deal with the helpless situation of Max.

Many potentially controversial subjects were touched only at the surface, such as the role of the church or the involvement of the Swiss government in the foster system.

Thanks to the beautiful tunes of the accordion, a sort of acoustic happy end was made possible.


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