The Zigzag Kid
A witty, spirited and action-‐packed adventure about an almost-‐thirteen-‐year-‐old boy named Nono, his world of confusions, fears and fantasies…
Nono longs to be a good detective like his father, a famous police inspector, but his wild nature constantly gets him into trouble. Gaby, his father's secretary, cherishes Nono and recognizes his anguish, which comes from his lack of knowledge about his mother, who died when he was very little. Two days before his bar mitzvah, he is sent off to his uncle's to be disciplined yet again. Once on the train, the over-imaginative boy discovers one last chance to prove himself. Together with charming international thief Felix Glick, an old acquaintance of his father's, he travels to the French Rivera and enters a world of disguises and crazy pursuits, crossing paths with the famous singer Lola Ciperola (played by Isabella Rossellini) and Zohara, a mysterious woman whose secrets will forever change Nono's life.
Based on the beloved novel by David Grossman, The Zigzag Kid uses wit and humor to explore the most fundamental questions of good and evil and to speak directly to adults and teenagers.
"Delightful and heartfelt."
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Thirteen-year old Nono is the son of the world's greatest police inspector, trained since birth in the art of sleuthing. So when a train trip to his boring Uncle Shmuel morphs into a rollicking mystery-solving adventure, Nono couldn't be more thrilled. Joining with his father's arch-nemesis, the notorious criminal Felix Glick, he travels to the French Riviera, entering a world of disguises and crazy pursuits, and crossing paths with the famous singer Lola Ciperola (played by Isabella Rossellini) and Zohara, a mysterious woman whose secrets will forever change Nono's life.
Based on the acclaimed novel by David Grossman, The Zigzag Kid is a whimsical, sharply written and wonderfully entertaining film – a sure-fire crowd pleaser that uses humor to explore the most fundamental questions of good and evil to speak to adults and teenagers alike.
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Four Stars! "Say yes to Nono. (This) “Pink Panther”-style caper is cute and clever."Read more
"The Zigzag Kid is a fantastic film that I’d be more than happy to share with my kids. Its wondrous, whimsical imagery, playfully elusive mystery plot, and sprawling sense of adventure make me jealous of any kid who’s lucky enough to add it to their budding movie memory bank. The Zigzag Kid‘s irresistible charm leaps off the screen thanks to director Vincent Bal’s flourishing imagery and gifted cast."Read more
"Fast-paced, whimsical coming-of-ager The Zigzag Kid is a charming period picaresque that offers old-fashioned entertainment for tweens and adults."Read more
Children's Jury Prize - Best Feature Film
Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014
Audience Award - Best Feature
Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2013
Golden Elephant Award - Best Screenplay
International Children’s Film Festival in India 2013
Grand Prix Award
Kyoto International Children's Film Festival 2013
Winner - Young Audience Award
European Film Academy 2013
Audience Award - Best Feature
ANDkids World Film Festival 2013
Opening Night Film
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2013