The movie

Nowhere special

A touching tale about a father who is dying and tries to find a new home for his 4 year old son. Along the way, both John and Michael learn some heartfelt life lessons.

Length: 96 min
Country: Groot-Brittannië
Language spoken: Engels
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Carol Moore, Valene Kane
Director: Uberto Pasolini
Release date: 2020


Winner of the Audience Award at the Film by the Sea festival, this touching tale was directed by Uberto Pasolini—the man responsible for getting ‘The Full Monty’ to the screen as its producer. James Norton plays single father John, a window washer dying of brain cancer. His four-year-old son Michael will soon need a new home. So, with the help of the authorities, John sets out to find new parents for his beloved little boy. Along the way, both John and Michael learn some heartfelt life lessons. ‘Pasolini eschews portraying John’s treatment process or physical atrophy in too much detail. Instead, his lens is locked on the emotional journey. It is quietly poetic. Whether John pulls a comb through his son’s hair and counts the number of nits or discusses the concept of death via a dead beetle found in the local park, Pasolini parlays poignancy from what would otherwise be mundane… Heart-wrenching, humane and humble, this is something very, very special indeed.’—Greg Wetherall, New Music Express

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