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Toto Le Heros

Special Guest: Jaco Van Dormael

Thomas feels like his life was stolen from him when he was switched at birth. He lives a life of quiet desperation and fantasy as “Toto le Heros.” Writer/director Jaco Van Dormael gives us Thomas’s life, the reality and the fantasy. This 1991 film along with his 1995 film, The 8th Day, paved the way to his 2009 science fiction epic Mr. Nobody.

We talk about all three films with Marcelline Block, the co-editor of the World Cinema series, including the latest volume on Belgium film.

Links:

Buy Toto le heros on Import DVD

Buy Mr. Nobody on DVD

Buy Directory of World Cinema: Belgium

Keep up with Marcelline Block

Read more about what Jaco Van Dormael has been up to

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.
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