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by Markus Imboden


Max is an orphan who has been hired out to a farmer’s family. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing the accordion is the one thing that is entirely his. But when the new teacher stands up for Max, it only makes a bad situation much worse. The only thing preserving his will to survive is his friendship with Berteli, who was also taken on to work at the farm. Max dreams of Argentina with her: a fantasy world, where allegedly even hayforks are made of silver.

international title: The Foster Boy
original title: Der Verdingbub
country: Switzerland, Germany
sales agent: C-Films
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Markus Imboden
film run: 108'
release date: DE 25/10/2012, CH 03/11/2011
screenplay: Plinio Bachmann, Jasmine Hoch
cast: Katja Riemann, Stefan Kurt, Max Simonischek, Max Hubacher, Lisa Brand, Miriam Stein, Andreas Matti, Christoph Gaugler, Ursina Lardi
cinematography by: Peter von Haller
film editing: Ursula Höf
art director: Marion Schramm, Andi Schrämli
costumes designer: Claudia Flütsch
music: Ben Jeger
producer: Peter Reichenbach, Claudia Schroeder
production: C-Films, Bremedia Produktion
distributor: Elite Film AG, Ascot Elite Home Entertainment GmbH
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