Largo Winch: The Price of Money

Largo Winch: The Price of Money
Original title:Largo Winch : Le prix de l’argent
Director:Olivier Masset-Depasse
Release:Vod
Running time:100 minutes
Release date:Not communicated
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Since the brutal kidnapping of his son Noom, Largo Winch has been the target of a ruthless plot to destroy him and the W Group. To uncover the truth and find his son, Largo embarks on a relentless hunt. From the forests of Canada, through Bangkok to the depths of the Burmese mines, little does he know that he will have to face the demons of the past.

Sabine's Review

Largo Winch, the heir to the W Group financial empire, returns to the big screen, still with the actor Tomer Sisley. It's a successful return for this new part of the adventures of the billionaire playboy. Review guaranteed without spoilers.

Largo Winch, the color of money is the third adaptation for the big screen of the comic strip created by Jean Van Hamme, with the designer Philippe Francq. The second film was a critical and box office failure. It is therefore a Belgian team which takes up the torch. If Belgian cinema is known for the quality of its auteur cinema, it shows here that it has the talents to create a blockbuster. Coming from auteur cinema, director Olivier Masset-Depassé (Duelles) adapts volumes 13 and 14 of the comic strip, with Giordano Gederlini, his co-writer of Duelles and Domenico La Porta. Coming from drawing, this director had the creator of the comic strip as his teacher.

Following the kidnapping of his son Noom, Largo Winch sets out to search for him across the globe, in an adventure full of twists and turns. From Canadian forests to the streets of Bangkok, and the mines of Burma, the landscapes are exotic, majestic, impressive. The film is faithful to the comics. The pace is sustained. The production of the action scenes is successful. The emotion is here, with LW's quest to find his son, his difficulty of being a father. The Belgian studio Benuts produces the VFX.

The director relies on a solid casting. Tomer Sisley is credible as an adventurer. James Franco is also a good “villain”. The actors were trained by stunt director Jérôme Gaspard, with the John Wick saga as a reference. The cast did a lot of the stunts themselves and that contributes to the realism of the movie. Clotilde Hesme plays Largo Winch's assistant. Elise Tilloloy is the revelation of the film. She plays the film's troublemaker with great energy and forms a stunning duo with Tomer Sisley.

With Largo Winch, the color of money, Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depassé has created a blockbuster designed for the international scene, to be seen on the big screen.

Largo Winch: The Price of Money
Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse
Produced by Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Written by Olivier Masset-Depasse ; Giordano Gederlini, Domenico La Porta, Jean Van Hamme
Based on the work by Jean Van Hamme, Philippe Francq
Starring Tomer Sisley, James Franco, Clotilde Hesme, Elise Tilloloy
Music by Frédéric Vercheval
Cinematography :Glynn Speeckaert, Stéphane Vallée
Edited by Damien Keyeux
Production companies : TF1 Films Production, Pan Européenne Production, Versus Production, RTBF, Voo-BE TV
Distributed by Pan Distribution (France)
Release date : July 31,2024 (France)
Running time : 100 minutes

Seen June 13, 2024 at Club Lincoln

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