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Nico and Dani (2000) More at IMDbPro »Krámpack (original title)

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2 February 2001 (USA) See more »
This year's most provocative coming-of-age story with a TWIST See more »
A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Fernando Ramallo ... Dani
Jordi Vilches ... Nico
Marieta Orozco ... Elena

Esther Nubiola ... Berta
Chisco Amado ... Julián
Ana Gracia ... Sonia
Myriam Mézières ... Marianne

Muntsa Alcañiz ... Madre Dani
Mingo Ràfols ... Arturo

Pau Durà ... Mario
Eduardo González ... Camarero
Gaelle Poulavec ... Chica
Jesús Garay ... Padre Dani
Eloi Yebra ... Manu
Jordi Sánchez
Mònica Glaenzel
Joel Joan

Directed by
Cesc Gay 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tomàs Aragay  (as Tomás Aragay)
Cesc Gay 
Jordi Sánchez  play

Produced by
Marta Esteban .... producer
Gerardo Herrero .... producer
Original Music by
Joan Díaz 
Jordi Prats 
Riqui Sabatés 
Cinematography by
Andreu Rebés 
Film Editing by
Frank Gutiérrez 
Casting by
Eduardo González 
Production Design by
Llorenç Miquel 
Costume Design by
Marta Wazinger 
Makeup Department
Montse Boqueras .... makeup artist
María Sánchez Gadeo .... hair stylist (as Maria Sánchez)
Production Management
Jordi Berenguer .... unit production manager
Ernest Blasi .... post-production supervisor
Aintza Serra .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oriol Ferrer .... assistant director
Daniela Forn .... second assistant director
Ainara Gamero .... third assistant director
Joana Martí .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Jean Capdevila .... construction coordinator
Francisco José Cruz .... assistant props
Javier González .... props
Juan José Maldonado .... assistant props
Oriol Puig .... props
Juan Ruiz Gerónimo .... art department runner
José Luis Salas .... assistant props
Yasmina Valls .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Ricard Casals .... sound mixing engineer
Jaume Cuspinera .... sound trainee
Pepe Cáceres .... boom operator
José Manuel Lara .... sound effects editor
Albert Manera .... sound editor
Marisol Nievas .... sound editor
Dani Piqué .... sound editor trainee
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Joan Quilis .... sound
Visual Effects by
Juan Carlos Marcos .... opticals
Carlos J. Santos .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Víctor Bello .... still photographer
Charly Guerrero .... key grip
Guillem Huertas .... second assistant camera
Salomón Lucas .... gaffer
José Ángel Manrique .... grip (as José A. Manrique)
Pere Pueyo .... assistant camera
Xavi Pueyo .... video assistant
José Luis Rodríguez .... chief gaffer
Casting Department
Roser Aguilar .... casting assistant
Pere Fontanals .... extras casting
Vanina Peretti .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Martínez .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
José Calderón .... negative cutter
Antonio Granero .... telecine operator
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... colorist
Music Department
Cinto Bodell .... musician: bass
Joan Pau Cumellas .... musician: harmonica
David Gómez .... musician: drums
Clair Marlo .... original song
Jordi Prats .... musician: saxophone
Riqui Sabatés .... musician: guitars
Transportation Department
Isaac Torras .... driver
Other crew
Nico Baixas .... making-of
Jordi Barnadas .... production staff
Mariano Barroso .... development advisor
Stela Bratescu .... production secretary
Anna Domenech .... production secretary
Piti Español .... development advisor
José Luis Fabregas .... production trainee
Aram Garriga .... production staff
Iván Gómez .... production assistant
Alicia Luna .... development advisor
Luis Marías .... development advisor
Marta Molins .... development advisor
Fe Moreno .... pre-production assistant
Albert Planas .... production accountant
Bernat Puig .... stage manager
Marc Recha .... development advisor
Iona Riera .... pre-production secretary
Patricia Rosal .... production secretary
Gloria Soriano .... script supervisor
Roberto Suárez .... production staff
Isaac Torrás .... production assistant
Carolina Trujillo .... production assistant
Paco Viella .... production staff
François Vila .... press agent
Lluís Zayas .... development advisor
Aixalà .... thanks
Joan Albert Amargós .... special thanks
Xesc Barceló .... thanks (as Cesc Barceló)
Sergi Casamitjana .... thanks
Jaume Figueras .... special thanks
Mario Gas .... special thanks
Rosa Gil .... special thanks
Àlex Gorina .... thanks (as Alex Gorina)
Iván Morales .... thanks (as Ivan Morales)
Elisenda Nadal .... special thanks
Salvador Niebla .... special thanks
Enric Palomar .... special thanks
Javier Tomeu .... special thanks
Nuria Vidal .... thanks
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán .... special thanks (as Vázquez Montalbán)

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Also Known As:
"Krámpack" - Spain (original title)
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Rated R for strong sexual content, some drug use and language - all involving teens
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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32 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Nico and Dani; Friendship Endures A Test, 26 February 2001
Author: Bob Drake ( from Bronx, NY

Krámpack supposedly means mutual masturbation, so it goes without saying that the U.S. theatrical release would be retitled with the names of the two best friends who shamelessly do so. That said, the film is SO far removed from the typical American teen fare, like American Pie, that the unusual degree of friendship between the two boys is but a small part of the overall European-ness of the film.

The boys have known each other since grade school but are now just past puberty, and their minds are filled with sex, Nico obsessing about his Adam's Apple and his need to lose his virginity, and Dani entranced by his best friend. Dani is just plain sexy, and he knows it. At first it seems like a collision course, but as might be true for the adolescents they are, they start and end as friends. Both learn that they can be the objects of sexual desire -- and the comfort that this brings to a teenager -- but that their sexual paths are diverging.

The movie is well written and achingly sincere, more so than Trick or Get Real, both of which had a Fairy Tale (pardon the pun) quality about them. This film lies closer to the French films Wild Reeds and Full Speed than these. In Nico and Dani the passion seems real, and there is sour with the sweet.

The Spanish seacoast location is gorgeous, as are the characters, who are hardly stereotypes for the most part. The two guys are believable as 16-year-olds (even though about 20). For this reason my rating is a 9, well above the 7+ average rating that is current.

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