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NONO, THE ZIGZAG KID

by Vincent Bal

synopsis

Growing up without a mother hasn’t been easy for Nono. Raised largely by his father’s secretary and long-time companion Gaby, Nono longs to learn more about his mother; all he has of her is a mysterious photo with her name, Zohara, written on the back. Nono constantly tries to impress his father, but his penchant for getting into trouble sees him sent away to his uncle, days before his Bar Mitzvah. While on the train, he finds a strange letter that directs him to complete a special task — and when he meets master criminal Felix Glick, his father’s nemesis, Nono is convinced that his father is behind his secret mission. Wearing disguises and on the run from the police, Felix and Nono head to the French Riviera, where Felix introduces Nono to his old friend, the great singer Lola Ciperola. With only twenty-four hours to go before his Bar Mitzvah, Nono not only has to complete his mission, but has to discover the truth about his origins.

international title: Nono, the ZigZag Kid
original title: Nono, het Zigzag Kind
country: Netherlands, Belgium
sales agent: Attraction Distribution/Canada
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Vincent Bal
film run: 90'
release date: NL 03/10/2012, BE 24/10/2012
screenplay: Vincent Bal, Jon Gilbert
cast: Isabella Rossellini, Thomas Simon, Burghart Klaußner, Fedja van Huêt, Camille de Pazzis, Jessica Zeylmaker
cinematography by: Walther Vanden Ende
film editing: Peter Alderliesten
art director: Vincent de Pater
producer: Burny Bos, Els Vandevorst
co-producer: Antonino Lombardo
production: Bos Bros Film & TV Productions, N279 Entertainment, Prime Time
distributor: Benelux film Distributors Netherlands (BFD), Starway Film Distribution
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