Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

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BAFTA nominee James Norton (Little Women) leads this father-son drama as a terminally ill single dad determined to use the time he has left to find his son a new family. More

John (Norton), a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael, after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Although initially certain of what he is looking for in the perfect family, John gradually abandons his early convictions, over- whelmed by doubts on the decision.

How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? As John struggles to find the right answer to his impossible task, he comes to accept the help of a young social worker, opening himself to solutions he would never have considered. And he finally comes to accept his anger at the injustice of his destiny, the need to share the truth with his son, and to follow the child's instincts on the biggest decision of their lives.

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2021Rating: M, Coarse language95 minsItaly, Romania, UK
Drama

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Uberto Pasolini’s film takes a real-life story as his starting point and turns this tiny Northern Ireland-set tale into an almost sensory experience.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Hugely affecting and perfectly played, Nowhere Special is a peach of a picture.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Norton... underplays (his role) beautifully with a performance of tremendous depth and empathy.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

The very simplicity of Nowhere Special is a mighty risk. Against such a plain backdrop, the mawkish would glare out horribly. The condescending likewise. This poignant, careful film is neither.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Uplifting in its own understated way.

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Nowhere Special | Release Details

Nowhere Special is now playing in 2 cinemas in Australia.