Origin: Millionnaire Nerio
Winch drowns under suspicious circumstances, and with no family,
leaving his vast financial empire open to hostile takeover from
former gun-runner, now business man, xxxx. However, unknown to all
except a handful of lawyers, 26 years previously Nerio had adopted
a boy from an orphange in his former country of Yugoslavia, and
has had him placed with foster parents in Croatia. To this boy Nerio
has willed his entire empire: but where is he now?
Well, actually young Largo Winch is enjoying the hospitality of
a South American jail were he has been framed for drug running.
Chased, framed, shot at and deceived by those closest to him, can
Largo claim his inheritance?
The Largo Winch series by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe
Franq has enjoyed a long running success in Europe since its debut
in 19xx. Now running into 16 hardback titles, this is a film that
deserved to be made.
As a typical European co-production, the films dialogue is actually
spoken in French, English and Croatian: but do NOT let that put
you off - it is a terrific film and in the words of Le Figaro
Tomer Sisley IS Largo Winch.