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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

Writers:

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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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:

EUR24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,830, 20 November 2011

Gross USA:

$10,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,976,821
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Though in the film, the W Group's headquarters are in Hong Kong, in the comic book they are located in New York. See more »

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The diver who drowned Nerio Winch was using a rebreather. Rebreathers do not produce bubbles since the exhaled air is circulated back to a compartment containing a substance to absorb the carbon dioxide before oxygen is added for reinhalation. See more »

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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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The other comic book adaptation
8 November 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I'm not aware of "Largo Winch" as a comic book (or is it graphic novel? I actually don't know), but I have to admit, hearing about an agent/hero movie, I did expect quite something different, than what I actually got.

While it was startling to watch this at first, it was nice watching this move along. You could never really tell where it would go (some twists are foreseeable, but in general, you can never really say, were it will end up going). A more than stellar performance from the lead actor and a really good support cast, make this an enjoyable watch. Not as action packed as some might hope or expect for a movie like that, but a really good mixture.


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