Toto The Hero
TOTO THE HERO tells the tale of a man so consumed by feelings of resentment and envy towards his neighbour, that he misses out on life itself. Thomas has long-harboured the belief that he was switched at birth with another newborn, Alfred, in the aftermath of a nursery fire. While Alfred goes on to lead a successful life--his family is very wealthy--Thomas blames his misfortune squarely on Alfred and plots his murder. Often cited as one of the best and most influential films of the ‘90s, TOTO's dark mix of child-like fantasy and caustic humour enables greater empathy with the characters. The film marks the feature-length debut of Belgian director Jaco van Dormael.