Jaco Van Dormael – Toto le héros aka Toto The Hero (1991)


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. Continue reading

Jaco Van Dormael – Le tout nouveau testament (2015) (HD)


Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his rebellious daughter and nagging wife? An off-the-wall Belgian comedy offers a refreshing new perspective on the Biblical tradition.
God exists! He lives in Brussels. He’s a real bastard, odious with his wife and daughter. We know a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. Her name is Ea and is ten years old. One day, she revolts against her father, hacks his computer and leaks to the entire world their inevitable date of death by SMS.

“I’m not a believer but I was brought up Catholic. I’m interested in religions as I’m interested in good stories. I remember wondering as a child why God didn’t do anything when His son was crucified. Why doesn’t He do anything when children are dying of leukaemia? Why does Batman save people, but God doesn’t?” (Jaco Van Dormael) Continue reading