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November 18, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


toto le heros
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Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Toto Le Heros" *For Adults

Friday, November 18, 2022

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Toto Le Heros", the story of an old man who wonders if he hasn’t missed out on his life without realizing it.

 The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Toto Le Heros" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact with any questions.


From his bed in a retirement home, Thomas (Michel Bouquet) looks back with resentment on his life. He once dreamed of being a secret agent and instead became an unexceptional bureaucrat, but he clings to the idea that things might have been different but for one crucial event. Thomas believes he and another baby were switched at birth, thus granting his lifelong rival, Alfred (Peter Bohlke), an undeserved life of wealth and privilege. Still jealous, Thomas decides to finally settle the score. 

Running Time: 91 mins

Year: 1991

Filmmakers: Jaco Van Dormael

Features:  Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Sandrine Blancke, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

Language: French

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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