7.4/10 (IMDB)

Nowhere Special

1h 36m Drama
Nowhere Special
Nowhere Special

About

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.

Director

Uberto Pasolini

Cast

James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Carol Moore

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2024

Country

Italy, United Kingdom, Romania

Language

English


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "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

Awards

  • Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
  • Warsaw Int'l Film Festival
  • British Independent Film Awards
  • Pula Film Festival

Festivals

  • Busan Int'l Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Valladolid Int'l Film Festiva
  • Stockholm Int'l Film Festival
  • Transilvania Int'l Film Festival
  • Norwegian Int'l Fim Festival
  • Prague Int'l Film Festival
  • Leiden Int'l Film Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
  • Hamburg Film Festival
  • Istanbul Film Festival
  • and more...