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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 Fernando Ramallo ... Dani
Jordi Vilches ... Nico
Marieta Orozco Marieta Orozco ... Elena
Esther Nubiola 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 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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This year's most provocative coming-of-age story with a TWIST 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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$347,986, 15 July 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Obstinados
by Joan Díaz, Jordi Prats, Riqui Sabatés
© & P 2000 Subterfuge Records
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Very beautiful film
18 October 2000 | by M_GuerinSee all my reviews

I loved this movie - saw it at the Toronto Film Festival - very sweet story about two teenage boys who frequently engage in "Krampack" which is apparently Spanish slang for masturbation. Everything is tastefully done, and the direction, acting and script are first-rate - I really appreciated this film's frankness in depicting its subject matter and not shying away from teenage sex, or use of drugs, drinking, etc. This is how teenagers behave - not some sanitized and artificial version as typically portrayed in most mainstream American c**p. God forbid, some teenage boys actually engage in homosexual experimentation. The main character Dani, very cute by the way, develops a much deeper affection for his friend, Nico, on a summer visit when the parents are away - every night they engage in masturbating each other, growing in intimacy every night. But Nico's affections are directed toward a girl living nearby, and Dani becomes understandably jealous and much conflict and tension ensue. I can't say enough about the quality of the young performances and the writing. Hats off to Cesc Gay, the director, for sticking to his guns and producing this wonderful film about the real sexual tensions that can frequently occur between teenage boys (and girls) when they're being honest with each other. Loved it!


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