The Zigzag Kid

The Zigzag Kid (also titled Nono, the Zigzag Kid)[1] is a 2012 Dutch-Belgian family adventure film directed by Vincent Bal and starring Thomas Simon (as the title character) and Isabella Rossellini. The film is based on the novel of the same name by David Grossman.[2]

The Zigzag Kid
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DutchNono, het Zigzag Kind
Directed byVincent Bal
Screenplay byVincent Bal
Jon Gilbert
Based onThe Zigzag Kid
by David Grossman
Produced by
  • Burny Bos
  • Els Vandevorst
StarringIsabella Rossellini
CinematographyWalther Vanden Ende
Edited byPeter Alderliesten
Music byThomas de Prins
Distributed byBenelux Film Distributors
Release date
  • September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09) (Toronto)
Running time
95 minutes


Nono, the son of the best police inspector in the world, would like to be like his father and for this he always ends up getting into trouble. Shortly before his Bar Mitzvah, Nono is sent to his uncle, who has been given the task of getting him back on the right path, but during the train ride he finds himself involved in an exciting adventure.



Marci Schmitt of the Star Tribune gave the film four stars.[3] Grace Montgomery of Common Sense Media gave the film four stars out of five.[4] Rob Hunter of Film School Rejects gave the film a positive review, referring to it as "a fun adventure more than anything else, and it succeeds wonderfully."[5]


  1. ^ Simon, Alissa (23 September 2012). "Review: 'Nono, the Zigzag Kid'". Variety. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ Burr, Ty (24 April 2014). "Watching the (13-year-old) detective in 'The Zigzag Kid'". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ Addiego, Walter; Schmitt, Marci (24 October 2013). "Reviewed in brief: 'Zaytoun,' 'Zigzag Kid'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  4. ^ Montgomery, Grace. "The Zigzag Kid". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  5. ^ Hunter, Rob (17 February 2014). "PIFF37 Reviews: 'Antboy,' 'The Tough Guys,' and 'The Zigzag Kid'". Film School Rejects. Retrieved 22 June 2017.

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