Toto the Hero in May - Menus added
Second Sight have announced the UK DVD release of Toto the Hero for 15th May 2006 priced at £19.99. Former circus performer Jaco Van Dormael’s first feature proved a sweeping hit at film festivals and box office alike, garnering the prestigious Camera D’Or at Cannes Film Festival and a BAFTA nomination.
Convinced that a nursery fire lead to them being mixed up as babies, Thomas has been consumed with jealous hatred for his wealthy and successful neighbour Alfred, the man he believes stole the life that should have been his. And now, an old man, he reflects on the past, the tragedies of his own life and his thoughts turn to vengeance.
The film switches between the three ages of Thomas: the youngster (Thomas Godet), the adult (Jo De Backer) and the bitter old man (Michel Bouquet). The song Boum by famed French singer Charles Trenet continually recurs as an anthem to his nostalgia.
Skilfully cutting between past and present, comedy and tragedy, Van Dormael’s poignant, dream-like film has been hailed as a true original.
Presented in 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with French Stereo Sound and optional English subtitles, extras include a 52 minute ‘making of’ and a 9 minute interview with Francois Schuiten.