Lawrence O'Toole
June 04, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Toto the Hero

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
Michel Bouquet
director
Jaco van Dormael
author
Jaco van Dormael
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B

Life in Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s alternatively winsome and wild film is one damn thing after another. An old man (Bouquet) going through his second childhood remembers his crisis-laden life and reflects on his longtime nemesis, the boy next door with whom he believes he was switched at birth. But Toto the Hero, which has a dark, scathing wit, is better at telling his life than showing it. It might keep the home viewer amused, though not really involved. B

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