(out of 5)

This extremely odd film will have very little appeal for mass audiences. It tells the surreal memoir of a boy growing up in Montreal who sincerely believes that he is the son of a tomato that was fertilized by a horny Sicilian. Some moments are unswervingly funny, while others are completely unappetizing (like for instance, the part where a bunch of young boys rape a cat).

Alliance Films Corporation, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Flach Film, La Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, La Societe de Radio-Television Quebec, Les Productions du Verseau, National Film Board of Canada, Procirep, Super Écran, Téléfilm Canada

France/Canada, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Lauzon

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cannes Film Festival 1992


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