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Nico and Dani (2000)

Krámpack (original title)
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.

Director:

Cesc Gay

Writers:

Tomàs Aragay (as Tomás Aragay), Cesc Gay | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramallo ... Dani
Jordi Vilches ... Nico
Marieta Orozco ... Elena
Esther Nubiola ... Berta
Chisco Amado Chisco Amado ... Julián
Ana Gracia Ana Gracia ... Sonia
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Marianne
Muntsa Alcañiz ... Madre Dani
Mingo Ràfols Mingo Ràfols ... Arturo
Pau Durà ... Mario
Eduardo González Eduardo González ... Camarero
Gaelle Poulavec Gaelle Poulavec ... Chica
Jesús Garay Jesús Garay ... Padre Dani
Eloi Yebra Eloi Yebra ... Manu
Jordi Sánchez
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Storyline

Coming of age, on a Barcelona beach, during an eventful week: Nico arrives at Dani's for part of the summer. Dani's parents are away, Nico is keen to lose his virginity, and Dani, who's been Nico's friend since grammar school, wants time only with Nico. Dani's plans to hunt and fish are waylaid when Nico catches the eye of Elena and her cousin Berta. He wants to go to the beach with the girls, cook them dinner, and make love to at least one of them. Dani wants social and physical contact with Nico. Watching from a short distance are Sonia, Dani's tutor, and Julian, a gay writer, who picks up Dani's vibes. Can Nico and Dani sort out friendship as well as their mixed desires? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Two boys... and the summer that would change everything See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, some drug use and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

pprfilm - distributor [UK]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan | Spanish | English

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nico and Dani See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,942, 4 February 2001

Gross USA:

$370,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$372,850
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

La Chatunga
Written by Marina Simó
Performed by Doctor Explosion (Jorge Muñoz Cobo, Félix Domínguez,Álvaro Coalla)
Bass, Backing Vocals: Félix A. Domínguez
Drums: Álvaro Coalla
Guitar, Castanets, Maracas, Tambourine: Jorge Muñoz Cobo
© & P 1999 Subterfuge Records
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two boys, two girls, and two wise adults
28 May 2001 | by rennySee all my reviews

The story takes place in a small coastal town near Barcelona. Dani's parents leave for a trip to Egypt...he stays behind to continue his tutoring and to welcome his good friend Nico for a summer visit. They're both late high school age, and we find out very soon that Dani is sexually and emotionally interested in Nico. The movie explores Dani's growing awareness of his sexuality, how Nico responds to this new element in their relationship while furthering his own sexual awareness with young women, and how another person, Julian, enters Dani's world inadvertently and helps him level out somewhat (with the help of his good friend Sonia).

It tells a story about gay and straight sexual coming out in a way that combines very serious, very dark undercurrents of passion and emotion with lighthearted and very playful aspects to the relationships between all the characters. The adults are also interesting in their own right, and seem very wise in the way they assist the kids.

The expressions of sexuality are explicit, yet the portrayal is understated, if not quite subtle. The question of boundaries, of limits, is there all the time as everyone discovers the extent to which they are willing to go, or to allow others to go, in the pursuit of fulfillment.


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