Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

Late-career biopic on fascinating singer Nico (Trine Dyrholm, A Royal Affair), on tour during the last year of her life, struggling with addiction and trying to overcome estrangement from her son.

"Approaching 50, singer-songwriter Nico leads a solitary, low-key existence in Manchester, far from her glam days in the ’60s as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for The Velvet Underground. Unconcerned about her career, Nico is urged on by her new manager to embark on a tour of Europe. Dependent on heroin, and usually in an unforgiving mood, Nico uses the tour to try to re-establish a connection with her son, from whom she’s long been separated. Nico is still a fearless and extraordinary performer, and the film captures both the missteps and the moments of glory. With what Variety describes as a “zombie-pitch-perfect” performance by Dyrholm (who sings herself), Nico, 1988 is an uncompromising biopic of a singular figure in popular culture." (Sydney International Film Festival)

201793 minsItaly, BelguimEnglish, German and Czech with English subtitles
DramaMusicTrue Story & Biography

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Nico, 1988" ... understands the mystique of her anti-mystique, and deserves to attract a small but fascinated audience on the specialty circuit.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Writer/director Susanna Nicchiarelli and star Trine Dyrholm craft a late-career biopic that acts not only as a portrait of a complex figure, but recognises the considerable toll of daring not to conform.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Nicchiarelli dives deeply into the life of a tragic but remarkable woman, memorably portrayed by Danish actress and singer Trine Dyrholm as an unpleasant, hurtful junkie plagued with memories and regrets.

Variety

Variety

press

"Nico, 1988" ... understands the mystique of her anti-mystique, and deserves to attract a small but fascinated audience on the specialty circuit.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Writer/director Susanna Nicchiarelli and star Trine Dyrholm craft a late-career biopic that acts not only as a portrait of a complex figure, but recognises the considerable toll of daring not to conform.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Nicchiarelli dives deeply into the life of a tragic but remarkable woman, memorably portrayed by Danish actress and singer Trine Dyrholm as an unpleasant, hurtful junkie plagued with memories and regrets.

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