7.4/10 (IMDB)

Nowhere Special

1h 36m Drama
Nowhere Special
Nowhere Special


Inspired by true events, NOWHERE SPECIAL features James Norton (Little Women) as thirty-five-year-old window cleaner John, who has dedicated his life to bringing up his son, after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth.

When John is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his three-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation.


Uberto Pasolini


James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Carol Moore


Not Rated




Italy, United Kingdom, Romania



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  • "Norton’s performance dominates, with a battered, hangdog demeanour and the most syllable-perfect Belfast accent since Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father."
    - Times
  • "Inspired by a true story, the title may fall under those cliched tear-jerker films. However, this rich story is nobly told; hope overcomes suffering and the beauty of life overcomes the bitterness of death."
    - El Pais
  • "Norton shows his depths here with a finely judged turn, bouncing between anger, frustration, affection and despair. It’s a strong film all around, poised and more delicately emotional than the subject might suggest."
    - Sydney Morning Herald


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  • Stockholm Int'l Film Festival
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