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Toto the Hero (1991) Arrow Blu-ray: The journey of life

Arrow Films (USA) has announced the release of director Jaco Van Dormael’s touching and bittersweet film about an ordinary man, Toto the Hero (1991) on Blu-ray.

The acclaimed debut film from Jaco Van Dormael (Mr. Nobody) is a funny and magical journey in the spirit of Cinema Paradiso and My Life as a Dog.

Thomas is obsessed with the idea he was swapped at birth with his neighbor Alfred during a hospital fire. Believing the wealthy and privileged Alfred has lived the life he should have had Thomas is heartbroken by the loss of his sister and plots his revenge, imagining himself to be the secret agent, Toto the Hero.

Cutting between past and present, comedy and tragedy Van Dormael’s multi-award-winning film is presented on Blu-ray for the first time.


Release date: August 4, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Drama


DirectorJaco Van Dormael
CastMichel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer
CountryFrance
Production Year1991
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
RegionA
Run Time91 minutes
FormatsColor / 1.66:1
AudioFrench
SubtitlesEnglish
AKAToto le héros
StudioArrow Films (USA)

Special features

High definition digital transfer
Original Uncompressed mono audio
Newly translated optional English subtitles
Memories of Hero – an extensive documentary on the making of Toto featuring members of the cast and crew
Francois Schuiten – Architect of an Unfinished Dream – the comic book artist and concept artist for Toto discusses his involvement in the film and working with Van Dormael
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow
First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson

Toto the Hero (1991) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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