The Foster Boy rides high at Swiss box office
Directed by Markus Imboden, The Foster Boy [+see also:
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Co-produced by Zurich-based C-Films and German company Bremedia, The Foster Boy centres on Max, a young man left at the mercy of his adoptive parents. The story is based on real-life experience: up until the 1950s, Swiss orphans – and some children of divorced parents – were automatically placed by the State with farming families, who, most often, used them as labourers at their beck and call.
(Translated from French)
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