The Zigzag Kid

Tuesday, January 21, 12:00noon and 6:30pm | Film

Bring your brown bag dinner and watch with your family.  We'll provide the popcorn!

His dad is the world’s greatest detective, but his mom is a mystery that he needs to solve in a hurry…The Zigzag Kid is a witty, spirited and action-packed adventure about an almost-thirteen-year-old boy named Nono, his world of confusions, fears and fantasies.

Nono longs to be a good detective like his father, a famous police inspector, but his wild nature constantly gets him into trouble.  Gaby, his father's secretary, cherishes Nono and recognizes his anguish, which comes from his lack of knowledge about his mother, who died when he was very little. Two days before his bar mitzvah, he is sent off to his uncle's to be disciplined yet again. Once on the train, the over-imaginative boy discovers one last chance to prove himself. Together with charming international thief Felix Glick, an old acquaintance of his father's, he travels to the French Rivera and enters a world of disguises and crazy pursuits, crossing paths with the famous singer Lola Ciperola (played by Isabella Rossellini) and Zohara, a mysterious woman whose secrets will forever change Nono's life.

Based on the beloved novel by David Grossman and directed by Vincent Bal, The Zigzag Kid uses wit and humor to explore the most fundamental questions of good and evil and to speak directly to adults and teenagers.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2013 Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.

The Zigzag Kid - Trailer from Attraction Distribution (aka DF) on Vimeo.

OJM Cinema is supported by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.