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Nowhere Special review – a tender tale of fatherhood

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James Norton gives a subtly powerful performance as a single parent facing terminal illness Window cleaner John (James Norton, discreet and affecting) is a committed single father. He combs the hair of four-year-old Michael (Daniel Lamont) for nits, reads him bedtime stories and tenderly deseeds a punnet of grapes for him. It’s an instant lump in the throat, then, when we learn that John is terminally ill and must find a foster home for his baby boy. The film is understated rather than mawkish. It’s touching how the camera drops to their feet as they walk in sync, lingering on their matching baseball caps and twin ice-cream cones. Available in cinemas and on
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