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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a relationship with the woman Evelyne. So, as his life is ending, he formulates a plan of revenge against his bitter enemy, his lifetime adversary, the man who stole his existence.

Original Title Toto le héros
Italian Title Un eroe di fine millennio
Category Out of competition
Section Predators of Childhood
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 91'
Production Year 1991
Nationality Belgium
Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
Screenplay Pascal Lonhay
Main cast Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer

 regista Jaco Van DormaelJACO VAN DORMAEL

Jaco Van Dormael (Ixelles, 9 February 1957) is a Belgian director, screenwriter and playwright.
During his career, Van Dormael has developed a new narrative and visual style that has made his films recognizable by audiences all over the world for their strong experimental component, the brilliant and dreamy sequences, the extremely suggestive sound. His films are known for the respectful and supportive representation of people with mental and physical disabilities.
Van Dormael spent his childhood traveling in Europe before studying film at INSAS in Brussels, where he wrote and directed his first short film, Maedeli la brèche (1981), winner of the honorary prize for the best foreign short film at the Student Academy Awards. His debut in cinema with Toto le héros - An End Millennium Hero (1991) was an immediate critical and public success and won the Caméra d'or at the Cannes Film Festival.