The Zigzag Kid

Nono, Het Zigzag Kind

film-roll Belgium, Netherlands / Color / 95' / 2012

Nono, 13, would like to be like his dad, the world’s greatest cop, but he always finds a way to get into deep trouble. Two days before his bar mitzvah, his parents send him to his uncle, who is supposed to set him straight. But, loyal to his reputation, Nono uses the trip to get acquainted with Felix Glick, gentleman burglar and an old acquaintance of his father. In his company, he discovers a world of mystery, disguises, pursuits, French songs, as well as Zohara, a mysterious woman who tells Nono a secret that will change his life for ever. Based on award- winning novel by David Grossman.

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Vincent Bal

Born in Ghent in 1971, Flemish director Vincent Bal began his career as a child actor, appearing in musicals, films and television from the age of six. After studying film at St- Lukas University of Applied Science in Brussels he made commercials and several shorts. He made his feature directing debut with Man of Steel in 1999, and followed that two years later with Minoes, based on the award- winning novel by legendary Dutch writer Annie M. G. Schmidt. Bal wrote the screenplays for both films. Minoes became a domestic hit and enjoyed wide success on the international circuit.

Director
Vincent Bal
Screenplay
Vincent Bal
Jon Gilbert
Editing
Peter Alderliesten
Music
Thomas de Prins
Sound Design
Herman Pieëte
Film Cast
Isabella Rossellini
Burghart Klaussner
Fedja Van Huet
Jessica Zeymaker
Camille De Pazzis
Thomas Simon
Producer
Burny Bos
Feature Fiction FilmIn Competition