Films

Toto the Hero

Toto the Hero, "Toto le héros"

Synopsis

Director

Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time, a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a relationship with the woman Evelyne. So, as his life is ending, he formulates a plan of revenge against his bitter enemy, his lifetime adversary, the man who stole his existence.

 

Jaco van Dormael

Filmography

  • Stade 81 (doc, 1981)
  • Toto le héros (Toto the Hero, 1991)
  • Lumière et compagnie (Lumière and Company, doc 1995, co-dir)
  • Le huitième jour (The Eighth Day, 1996)
  • Mr. Nobody (2009, PÖFF 2010)
  • Kiss & Cry (2011)
  • Le tout nouveau testament (Uhiuus testament, PÖFF 2015)
  • Cold Blood (2015)

Schedule

19.11.2017
19:15 - 20:46
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 031402
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

In Focus: Flanders

Film info

Countries: Belgium, France, Germany
Year: 1991
Duration: 91 minutes
Language: French
Director: Jaco van Dormael
Producers: Dany Geys, Luciano Gloor
Writer: Jaco van Dormael
DOP:  Walther van den Ende
Montage: Susana Rossberg
Composer: Pierre van Dormael
Cast: Michel Bouquet, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet, Gisela Uhlen, Mireille Perrier
Productions: Iblis Films, Metropolis Filmproduction, Philippe Dussart
Festivals: Cannes (Golden Camera), Tokyo, Toronto

Synopsis

Director

Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time, a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a relationship with the woman Evelyne. So, as his life is ending, he formulates a plan of revenge against his bitter enemy, his lifetime adversary, the man who stole his existence.

 

Jaco van Dormael

Filmography

  • Stade 81 (doc, 1981)
  • Toto le héros (Toto the Hero, 1991)
  • Lumière et compagnie (Lumière and Company, doc 1995, co-dir)
  • Le huitième jour (The Eighth Day, 1996)
  • Mr. Nobody (2009, PÖFF 2010)
  • Kiss & Cry (2011)
  • Le tout nouveau testament (Uhiuus testament, PÖFF 2015)
  • Cold Blood (2015)