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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 »

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Femme Fatale
Composed by Lou Reed
Performed by The Velvet Underground
(C) EMI Music Publishing
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it's best if you already like nico
16 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i can see how anyone who doesn't already enjoy nico wouldn't enjoy this film, but i thought it was great. i was first introduced to nico via her work with the velvet underground, and while nico herself isn't a very sympathetic "character" her life was extraordinarily interesting. i didn't think the filmmaker tried to her make her more lovable than she was, but instead tried to portray her as she was; interesting as well as cold, shallow but artistic. what made her unique and fascinating also made her a poor mother and an isolated individual, but her voice was different as was what she had to say. if you have an interest in her music and her work with andy warhol's factory, then i think this is a movie you'll enjoy.


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