Imboden preps ‘Am Hang’

'Foster Boy' helmer sets up next project

Markus Imboden, director of Swiss box office hit “The Foster Boy,” is prepping “Am Hang,” based on Markus Werner’s bestseller.

Produced by Zurich-based Maximage, the drama revolves around two men who coincidentally meet in a restaurant but who have more in common than it seems.

Imboden is currently enjoying huge success in his native Switzerland with “The Foster Boy.” The C-Films production has so far garnered $3.6 million, making it the most successful local film in the past five years.

Max Hubacher, one of European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars this year at Berlin, toplines in the 1950s-set pic, about a boy who is taken from his parents and sent to work on a farm as a “Verdingbub,” or contract child. Film is based on the many true stories of this practice.

Imboden is also set for “The Face,” a postwar thriller penned by U.S. scribe J. Frank James and produced by Rene Asch, who is also overseeing “Bones of the Wise Men,” also set in postwar Germany, from a script by James.

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