Nono, the Zigzag Kid

2012 NR 1h 35m DVD

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Nono, the Zigzag Kid

2012 NR 1h 35m DVD
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Nono, the 13-year-old son of a famous police inspector, has his own mystery to solve: learning the identity of his deceased mother. A few days before his bar mitzvah, he gets caught up in an adventure that may lead him to the truth.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.39:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
Dutch: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
  • Thomas Simon
  • Fedja van Huêt
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Jessica Zeylmaker
  • Burghart Klaussner
  • Camille De Pazzis
  • Gérard Meylan
  • Raphaël Charlier
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Reviews

age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Zigzag Kid is a subtitled film from the Netherlands based on a book by David Grossman that has dialogue in French, Dutch, and English. Set in the late '60s and early '70s, this coming-of-age story about a 12-year-old boy trying to discover the truth about his past has some mature themes, including suicide and mental illness, making it best for older tweens and up. There's also some talk about relationships, a couple of kisses, and references to an adult's amorous past. A policeman points a gun at a criminal and is accidentally shot in the arm. Felix carries a gun, and Nono points a gun at Felix in anger. Adults drink wine with dinner, and one smokes a pipe. "Merde" ("s--t" in French) is said three times, though it's not translated in the subtitles.

Sexual Content

Details of adult relationships are discussed. Felix is described as a man of a thousand lovers. An adult couple kisses.

Violence

Slapstick violence and suspense. A policeman points a gun at a criminal and is accidentally shot in the arm. Felix carries a gun. Nono points a gun at Felix in anger. The details of a character's suicide by drowning are discussed.

Language

"Merde" ("s--t" in French) said three times but not translated in the subtitles.

Social Behavior

Be true to yourself and embrace what makes you different.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink wine at dinner. A character smokes a pipe.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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