THE HEIR APPARENT: LARGO WINCH
High Action, Multinational Espionage
Release Date: November 18, 2011
Starring: Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott
Thomas, Miki Manojlovic,
Melanie Thierry, Gilbert
Melki, Karel Roden, Steven
Waddinton, Anne Consigny,
Radivoje Bukvic, Nicolas
Vaude, Benedict Wong
Genre: Spy Movie
Runtime: 108 minutes
Distributor: Music Box Films
Director: Jerome Salle
Executive Producer: Eric Zaouali
Producer: Nathalie Gastaldo, Philippe
Writer: Julien Rappeneau, Jerome Salle
Address Comments To:William Schopf, President
Music Box Films
942 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 492-9364
Nerio Winch is the king of a financial empire, the powerful W. Group, with corporate enemies everywhere. From Russian arms dealers-turned-businessmen to corporate executives within his own W. Group, Nerio carries a large, corporate target on his back. So, after Nerio drowns, everyone suspects foul play, and the Board Members scramble to secure the company's assets from a hostile takeover.
However, what the Board Members soon learn is that Nerio had an adopted son, an heir to his throne. His name is Largo, a handsome man in his mid-twenties. Only Largo knows where Nerio's majority shares are secretly kept, so the Board Members rush to bring Largo to Hong Kong to claim his place as heir to the corporate empire. There's just one problem: Largo has been framed and wrongfully accused of drug trafficking in South America.
The Board sends Nerio's personal go-to guy to bail Largo out of prison, but Largo lives life on his terms. He does things his way, so he busts out of prison and escapes to Hong Kong. Largo must now convince the Board Members he’s Nerio's legitimate adopted heir. To do that, he must retrieve the shares and present them to the Board.
The task is not as easy as it seems, however. Largo finds himself on an international cat-and-mouse chase, the target of Russian arms dealers and mercenaries hired by some mysterious evildoer within his father’s company, the W. Group. With life and death consequences and the future of the W. Group hanging precariously in the balance, Largo must stay one step ahead of the murderers and the corporate head-hunters as he claims his destiny as the rightful heir to his father's company.
THE HEIR APPARENT: LARGO WINCH is a vivid, action packed spy thriller. The movie is a playful international chase that mixes the styles of the James Bond movies with the Jason Bourne series. Largo Winch is a handsome, death-defying adventurer reminiscent of INDIANA JONES, although his character is flawed. He’s an anti-hero who follows his own ethical code with no real moral base. He seduces and fornicates with women he just met and prefers fighting his way out of situations like a self-proclaimed superhero. However, the movie does have a subtle, yet positive, moral message about the positive aspects of adoption as well as a young man finding his purpose and fulfilling his destiny while battling evil forces.
The movie only has three obscenities, but it contains a lot of action violence, some of which is very graphic. It also has a somewhat graphic scene of depicted fornication that includes upper and rear female nudity. The movie also contains a strong, mostly mixed pagan, immoral worldview with industrial espionage, blackmail, theft, lying, bribery, conspiracy, and characters driven by greed rather than objective moral standards, much less moral standards based on biblical principles. While the movie is exciting and has more story depth than most action movies, audiences should take extreme caution because of the immoral content, some of which is quite gratuitous. THE HEIR APPARENT is set in a dark world that media-wise viewers may not want to visit, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.
THE HEIR APPARENT: LARGO WINCH is a vivid, playful, action packed spy thriller. Largo Winch is a handsome, death-defying adventurer reminiscent of INDIANA JONES, but his character is flawed. For example, he lives by his own moral code and thinks nothing of seducing any woman that comes along. The movie only has three obscenities, but it contains a lot of action violence, some of which is very graphic. There’s also a depicted sex scene with nudity. Thus, THE HEIR APPARENT is set in a dark world that media-wise viewers may not want to visit, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.