Toto the Hero

Toto the Hero

Michel Bouquet
Director: Jaco van Dormael Cast: Michel Bouquet
Michel Bouquet
, Jo de Backer
Jo de Backer
, Thomas Godet
Thomas Godet
Jaco van Dormael


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Former circus performer Jaco Van Dormael made his feature-film directing bow with the Belgian/French/German coproduction Toto Le Héros. The title character is an fictional supersecret agent, idolized by a young boy named Thomas. The lad aspires to become Toto when he grows up; but thanks to a kaleidoscope of flashbacks and flashforwards, we know that he'll end up ordinary and unfulfilled. The film hopscotches between the Three Ages of Thomas: wide-eyed youngster, mediocrity-mired adult, bitter old man. The elder Thomas has never gotten over his childhood traumas and hatreds. He was always jealous of his wealthy boyhood friend Alfred, fantasizing that he and his chum were switched at birth. At the end, the aged Thomas escapes from a senior citizens' home -- an act which leads to Fate dealing its final ironic blow.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2020
UPC: 0760137396680
Original Release: 1991
Source: Arrow Academy
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 1,851

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michel Bouquet Thomas as an Old Man
Jo de Backer Thomas - As an Adult
Thomas Godet Thomas - As a Child
Sandrine Blancke Alice
Mireille Perrier Evelyne as an Adult
Gisela Uhlen Evelyne - As an Old Woman
Didier Ferney Alfred - As an Adult
Fabienne Loriaux Thomas's Mother
Hugo Harold Harrisson Alfred - As a Child
Peter Bohlke Alfred - As an Old Man
Didier de Neck Mr. Kant
Michel Robin Alfred As an Old Man
Francois Toumarkine Adult Celestin
Klaus Schindler Thomas's Father
Pascal Duquenne Celestin-As an Adult
Karim Moussati Celestin-As a Child
Christine Smeysters Mrs. Kant
Francoise Bette Nurse
Harry Cleven Gangster
Patrick Waleffe Official
Robert Du Bois Official
Bernard Yerles Man in the Train
Josse de Pauw Pilot

Technical Credits
Jaco van Dormael Director,Screenwriter
Pierre Drouot Executive Producer
Philippe Dussart Co-producer
Dany Geys Producer
Hubert Pouille Art Director
Susanna Rossberg Editor
Walther van den Ende Cinematographer
Pierre van Dormael Score Composer
Suzanne Van Well Costumes/Costume Designer
Dominique Warnier Sound/Sound Designer

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