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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.

Director:

Jérôme Salle

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Julien Rappeneau (screenplay), Jérôme Salle (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomer Sisley ... Largo Winch
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Ann Ferguson
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Nerio Winch (as Miki Manojlovic)
Mélanie Thierry ... Léa / Naomi
Gilbert Melki ... Freddy
Karel Roden ... Mikhail Korsky
Steven Waddington ... Stephan Marcus
Anne Consigny ... Hannah
Radivoje Bukvic ... Goran
Nicolas Vaude Nicolas Vaude ... Gauthier
Benedict Wong ... Wiliam Kwan
Gérard Watkins Gérard Watkins ... Cattaneo
Wolfgang Pissors ... Attinger
Theodore Thomas Theodore Thomas ... Greenfield (as Ted Thomas)
David Gasman ... Alexander Meyer
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English | Serbian | Portuguese

Release Date:

17 December 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heir Apparent See more »

Filming Locations:

Mtahleb Chapel, Ir-Rabat, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,830, 20 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,621, 11 December 2011
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the film, Nerio and later Largo stay in a yacht off the coast of Hong Kong. In the comic book, they stay in a penthouse at the top of the W Group building. See more »

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In the scene where Largo confronts Goran on the terrace, the fictional Winch Building is visible in the cityscape. In the next shots and during the fight, the building disappears. See more »

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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 »

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Milo moje
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Written by Kornelije Kovac and Dusan Radovic
Performed by Bisera Veletanlic
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A total non-plot Watch and Feel Good Superhero flick
10 May 2009 | by CihanVercanSee all my reviews

Couldn't meet my expectations Largo Winch, a European comic book superhero had caught my attention through its release notes on the movie magazines and its online teasers. I haven't made any research before watching it to keep my curiosity, but when I watched it there was this big slice of the cake was missing: No plot.

The whole movie leans its back against action scenes which are very well worth seeing, at some moments breathtaking and visually drastic. Whereas, there are issues at the technical aspects where cinematography and camera movements lack of quality and proper arraignment. Over the first half of the movie, at the fight scenes and fast paced sequences the camera work was so embarrassing and bothered me a lot. It should have been set up at a better angle. At some of those scenes where the camera movements, location and the angle views are very disturbing that obviously the screen view was like up and down and shaking second by second.

There is one incident happening at the start, that the industry tycoon a Hong-Kong celebrity Mr.Winch was getting killed right at the opening; even while the credits are still showing up. And then there is none... There is one: The son of this industry tycoon who lives separately from his father. Named Largo, never uses his last name in his social occasions, comes to the spot. His action scenes are as rich as a James Bond sequel, the rest is a little Batman-like drama. Whatever means Bruce Wayne for Gotham City is equal in Largo Winch for Hong-Kong. After he takes his deceased father's legacy under his name, he doesn't admit anyone working for him. He takes advises and keeps 8 different financial advisers(one of them are Kristin Scott Thomas) around a round table at his office in a skyscraper, where he goes to his meetings via his personal helicopter and pilot.

Despite all those bubble and guise, money can't buy his freedom; he doesn't admit his fame either. Always knowing what he wants, always taking his own course; he always wins his battles at last. Typically obeying and following all certain rules and clichés of superheros "Largo Winch" never brings out no genuine material:

* He is always right, he never knows nothing wrong. He always makes the right choices; even the choice he made doesn't seem right at first, he finds a new door and gets a second opportunity. * He can go to date and go to bed with any woman in the world, no woman ever can reject him. * His wounds heal very quickly -in just a few seconds, or at least until the next scene-; he never becomes permanently incapacitated nor will he ever die. * He can drive just about any type of vehicle of transportation; he can use every type of tools, machinery and even newly built technological devices; he is very handy and dexterous and is able to fix every mechanic problem. * Either silly or wrong, either rude or slang no matter what he says, no matter what word he spreads out he is always right and has the right of the last saying. No one can ever challenge him to be able to say the last word after him. What have I expected for! What superheroes are for?


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