Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

TOTO THE HERO

 

Year: 2000
Country: Belguim
Run Time: 90 minutes

TOTO THE HERO

"I haven't lived; nothing ever happened to me," reflects Thomas bitterly. Filed away, forgotten, in a home for the elderly, he believes that as an infant he was switched with another baby, his overbearing boyhood neighbor Alfred who went on to romance, fame, prosperity, and notoriety, while Thomas saw his family sundered, dreams denied. Only now, a life?span later, does Thomas decide to take revenge. Jaco van Dormael's fantasmagoric feature debut swings back and forth along the hero's 'uneventful' existence, weaving the cosmic tapestry of twisted fate, prophetic coincidence, memory and illusion that made this a hit throughout Europe, spearheading a revival in Belgian cinema.

Screenplay
Jaco Van Dormael

Producer
Pierre Drouot, Dany Geys

Cinematography
Walther Van Den Ende

Editing
Susana Rossberg

Principal Cast
Michael Bouquet, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

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