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The Foster Boy

Der Verdingbub

Directed by Markus Imboden
Switzerland, Germany, 2011


This uncompromising portrait of the appalling practice of taking poor children from their parents and sending them as “contract children” to live with new families who often abused them, was common in Switzerland until the 1950s

The Foster Boy Directed by Markus Imboden

Awards & Festivals

Swiss Film Award

2012 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

2012 | 4 nominations including: Best Film

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