Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
France/Canada, 1992. 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. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Lauzon. Cinematography by Guy Dufaux. Produced by Aimee Danis, Lyse Lafontaine. Production Design by Francois Seguin. Costume Design by Francois Barbeau. Film Editing by Michel Arcand.
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).
Cannes Film Festival: In Competition