The Foster Boy (Der Verdingbub) 10 years old

The Foster Boy

Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. 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.


The Foster Boy Cast

Name Character
Maximilian Simonischek He was 29, now 39 years old as Jakob
Hanspeter Müller He was 56, now 67 years old as Mayor
Miriam Stein She was 23, now 34 years old as Esther
Katja Riemann She was 48, now 58 years old as Bösigerin
Stefan Kurt He was 52, now 62 years old as Bösiger
Ernst C. Sigrist He was 55, now 65 years old as Policeman
Lisa Brandon as Berteli
Ursina Lardi She was 40, now 51 years old as Mother Dürrer
Max Hubacher He was 18, now 28 years old as Max
Peter Wyssbrod He was 73, now 84 years old as Doctor
Martin Hug as Hugo Wagner
Heidy Forster She was 80, now 91 years old as Grandmother
Christoph Gaugler He was 53, now 64 years old as Störmetzger
Andreas Matti He was 51, now 62 years old as Hasslinger
Rebekka Burckhardt She was 42, now 53 years old as Teacher

The Foster Boy Crew

Name Department
Ursula Höf as Editor. She was 11 (now 22) years old Editing
Claudia Schröder as Producer. She was 58 (now 69) years old Production
Peter von Haller as Director of Photography. He was 50 (now 61) years old Camera
Markus Imboden as Director. He was 56 (now 66) years old Directing
Plinio Bachmann as Writer. Writing
Jasmine Hoch as Writer. She was 47 (now 58) years old Writing
Peter Reichenbach as Producer. He was 57 (now 67) years old Production
Benedikt Jeger as Original Music Composer. Sound
The Foster Boy poster
The Foster Boy (10 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, November 03, 2011
  • Runtime: 103 minutes