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A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item,... See full summary »

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Nico ...
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Tina Aumont ...
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Ari Boulogne ...
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Edith Boulogne ...
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John Cale ...
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Carlos De Maldonado-Bostock ...
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Sterling Morrison ...
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Billy Name ...
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Nikos Papatakis ...
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A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item, junkie and hag. Many faces for the same woman, whom, you realize, just couldn't bring herself to care enough to live. Written by Miguel Cane <Stepford@yahoo.com>

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Model, Pop Star, Goddess, Junkie, Icon.


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Nico: Regrets? I've got no regrets... except that I was born a woman instead of a man.
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Features The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Not Sayin'
Composed by Gordon Lightfoot
Performed by Nico
(C) BMG / UFA
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a behind the music masquerading as a documentary
21 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

this film is truly anything but a real documentary. How anyone could take as interesting a subject as Nico and so incomprehensively make a film that purports to go inside her life is beyond me? It seems like this film was thrown together at best. I had no understanding of the real chronology of Nico's life, as the timeline jumps around repeatedly. The interviews seem largely to rely on one interview with John Cale, and it's just quite clear that the filmmakers didn't do any research whatsoever. Instead the filmmaker's come up with the dull technique of using superimposed titles throughout the film to highlight the un-insightful interviews. So superficial, so dull-looking, so without any kind of understanding of what must go into a posthumous documentary that it is really sad. A wasted opportunity. Shooting photographs for an hour or so and playing the Velvet Underground and Nico album over it is hardly the stuff of insightful or talented documentaries.


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