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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 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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Van Hamme declared that though Tomer Sisley doesn't look like Largo Winch as drawn by Philippe Francq, he nevertheless resembles the one depicted in the novels, which preceded the comic book series. See more »

Goofs

When Largo leaves the Hong Kong airport using personnel exits, the car waiting for him is first seen parked on the side, facing the sense of the road, with the sea on its left. In another plan a few minutes later, while the car has not moved yet, it is shown facing the sea. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: [whipping her] Bitch! Who do you think you are?
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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 »

Connections

Version of Largo Winch: Legacy (2001) See more »

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Performed by Razorlight
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True action-heroes DON'T shave !
21 December 2008 | by mikeopuvtySee all my reviews

Forget Neo and Bourne and all those half-baked made up modern heroes. They only look 12 year-oldish to please the wide audience of geeks that want to be their heroes. Since they cannot be Rambo or McClane or even Indiana Jones, Hollywood allowed a bunch of fakes that have no beard and yet fulfill teenagers wishes to see something that looks very much like an action flick.

However, their " action set-pieces " are just painful to watch and any girl may challenge their masculinity without question. This explains the recrudescence of oldies on our silver screens over the past few years. For better ( Rocky, Rambo ) or worse ( Die Hard 4 - where John McClane, brace yourselves.... had no beard !! )

I say it is high-time a new hero walked up and put their reign to an end. This " Largo Winch " movie is far from perfect, and perhaps too predictable at times, but at least Tomer Sisley delivered a very promising performance as an action-hero. And the only one time where he was weakened is when Mélanie Thierry shaved his beard ! I rest my case.

I didn't know it when I entered the theater room, but this might be the movie I've been waiting for a decade. For the first time in France since Belmondo, can a movie be both well- crafted and rooted in B-genre without blushing over its performance. In the meantime all we had to chew on was either a gigantic pile of dung or something too restricted to reach a wider audience... In other words it was " Le Pacte des Loups " or " Dobermann " ( I like Dobermann, mind you )... I believe " Largo Winch " has what it takes to be both popular and quality film-making.

I exited the theater room very pleased, and hungry for more.


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