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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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Susanne Ofteringer

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Susanne Ofteringer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nico ... Self (archive footage)
Tina Aumont ... Self
Christian Päffgen Christian Päffgen ... Self (as Ari Boulogne)
Edith Boulogne Edith Boulogne ... Self
Jackson Browne ... Self
John Cale ... Self
Danny Fields ... Self
Carlos De Maldonado-Bostock Carlos De Maldonado-Bostock ... Self
Jonas Mekas ... Self
Paul Morrissey ... Self
Sterling Morrison Sterling Morrison ... Self
Billy Name Billy Name ... Self
Nikos Papatakis Nikos Papatakis ... Self (as Nico Papatakis)
Lutz Ulbrich Lutz Ulbrich ... Self
Viva ... Self
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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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Quotes

Nico: Regrets? I've got no regrets... except that I was born a woman instead of a man.
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Soundtracks

I'm Waiting for the Man
Composed by Lou Reed
Performed by The Velvet Underground
(C) EMI Music Publishing / Polygram
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it's best if you already like nico
16 July 2005 | by moviepinprickSee 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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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

16 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NICO ICON ニコ・イコン See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,763, 10 September 1995

Gross USA:

$306,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,691
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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