THE FOSTER BOY

SYNOPSIS                     

Max (Max Hubacher) 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 (Miriam Stein) 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 (Lisa Brand), 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.

 

NOMINATIONS

  • Swiss Film Prize “Quartz” 2012 - Best Feature Film

  • Swiss Film Prize “Quartz” 2012 - Best Script

  • Swiss Film Prize “Quartz” 2012 - Best Film Music

  • Swiss Film Prize “Quartz” 2012 - Best Actress Lisa Brand

 

AWARDS

  • Festroia Festival Internacional de Cinema, Setubal 2012 - Best Actor Max Hubacher

  • Movie Art Fair Leipzig 2012 - Audience Award

  • International Film Festival Berlin “Berlinale”, 2012 - Swiss Shooting Star Max Hubacher

  • Swiss Film Award “Quartz” 2012 - Best Actor Max Hubacher

  • Swiss Film Award “Quartz” 2012 - Best Supporting Actor Stefan Kurt

  • Swiss Television Award “Rose d'or” 2012 - Best Movie

  • Prix Walo 2012 - Best Movie

 

 

SCRIPT

PLINIO BACHMANN

DIRECTOR

MARKUS IMBODEN

DOP

PETER VON HALLER

CAST

KATJA RIEMANN, STEFAN KURT,

MAX HUBACHER, LISA BRAND,

MAX SIMONISCHEK

LANGUAGE

SWISS GERMAN

DURATION

103 MINUTES

LOCATION

EMMENTAL (CH)

HAMBURG (DE)

PRODUCTION

PETER REICHENBACH, C FILMS AG

COPRODUCTION

BREMEDIA PRODUKTION, SRF,

DEGETO, BR, SWR, ARTE

WORLD SALES

GLOBAL SCREEN GMBH

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