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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Christian Päffgen ...
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Edith Boulogne ...
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John Cale ...
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Danny Fields ...
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Carlos De Maldonado-Bostock ...
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Jonas Mekas ...
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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 Inner Scar (1972) See more »

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I'll Keep It With Mine
Composed by Bob Dylan
Performed by Nico
(C) Sony Music / Polygram
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Mesmerizing documentary!
10 December 2004 | by (munster, germany) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best documentaries I've seen so far. The weird but mesmerizing horror & occasional beauty of Nico's life & music are extremely well evoked. The most impressive scenes are the interviews with Alain Delon's mother Edith Boulogne -- who died soon after the movie was finished -- who had taken care of Alain's & Nico's son Ari, and, finally, John Cale performing "Frozen Warnings" alone on the piano. Susanne Ofteringer's film includes interview footage with James Young, the former keyboarder of her band, who has himself written a book about his time with Nico & the band. Only Alain Delon is missing ... No matter if you know or like Nico's definitely genuine, but strange approach to music, the movie is worthwhile watching for its documentary qualities.


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