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The Zigzag Kid (Nono, het Zigzag Kind) Belgium, Netherlands / 2012

A nostalgic coming-of-age film based on Israeli writer David Grossman’s bestselling novel, The Zigzag Kid, that has wooed film-festival audiences around the world.

Nono Feierberg (Thomas Simon) is desperate to follow in his famous police-inspector father’s footsteps. On the eve of his Bar Mitzvah, what begins as a harmless sleuthing challenge given to him by father (Fedja van Huet) becomes a rollicking, madcap escapade. Nono is focussed on discovering the truth about his mother, who has been absent since his birth, but instead he discovers some very important things about himself. Vincent Bal’s (Man of Steel, 1999) cinematic tour de force will stand the test of time. Screen legend Isabella Rossellini plays ingénue nightclub songstress and Burghart Klaussner (Goodbye, Lenin!) plays a criminal mastermind in this whimsical and entertaining film.

95 mins / English, Dutch, French (English subtitles)

Director — Vincent Bal

Category — Coming Of Age

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