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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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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 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:

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

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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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Just didn't have the resources to pull it off
3 March 2011 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

Now I never read any of the comic about this character so I didn't know what I was in for, no did I ever heard of Largo Winch until this movie came around. But I heard it's a pretty cool superhero flick so I decided to check it out. The thing is, it's a decent B action movie, and also fast paced. But some parts are just skimmed over really quickly without much development. I know the direction is more getting to the core of everything, but there is little to no attachment to any of the characters. They are just mainly there to move the story forward and nothing else for the most part. The movie started off alright but started to lose it's flare after a while, in fact almost a hour of this movie revolves around bunch of people bickering about the company. I don't know if it's because this movie caught me off guard, cause this just wasn't the the type of movie I was expecting and that isn't a positive. This is also a adaptation from a comic book but just didn't have any of the comic book vibe to it. I don't know if the budget for this movie was really low, but from what I heard it's a poor adaptation to the comic and just didn't go in the direction it should have. For a superhero flick or just a comic book adaptation it just seemed like they didn't have the resources to make the adaptation work and make it good. Some even say the adaptation from this comic to a movie if done by Hollywood would have been terrible. I disagree, yeah stuff blowing up constantly gets old after a while but this is one of those movies that needed at least some resources. It also has noticeable plot holes and sequences that make absolutely not sense. This was suppose to be a adventure/thriller but didn't find anything adventurous or thrilling, it's basically below mediocre action movie at most. I am giving this movie a 5.8 because the last 30 minute was sort of entertaining and I liked how almost everything got put together.

5.8/10


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