Nico, 1988

A film by Susanna Nicchiarelli , 2017

Genre: Biopic

Languages: English

Subtitles: French, Dutch, Italian

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Sound: xxx

Duration: 93′

Countries: Italy, Belgium

Year: 2017



Christa Päffegn, aka Nico, dies in Ibiza at the age of 50, after falling off her bike, a pink Graziella.  She became famous for being Andy Wharol’s muse and she also entered rock history by singing three songs with The Velvet Underground in 1966.  Before that, she was known as a model and also for her appearance in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. As shown by movies and photos, her beauty was legendary.



Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli

Screenplay: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Image: Crystel Fournier

Production design: Igor Gabriel, Alessandro Vannucci

Costumes: Francesca Vecchi, Roberta Vecchi

Make-up: Federica Bastreghi
Sound: Aldriano Di Lorenzo
Editing: Stefano Cravero
Sound Mix: Franco Piscopo

Cast: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek, Thomas Trabacchi, Karina Fernandez, Calvin Demba


Produced by Vivo Films (Italy)

Co-produced by Tarantula Belgique


International Sales : Celluloid Dreams

Distribution Benelux : Cinemien

Distribution France : New Story


Mostra Venice International Film Festival: Best Film Orizzonti, Special Mention FEDIC (Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub) Award, Special Award Francesco Pasinetti

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Athens International Film Festival

Copenhagen CPH PIX

Istanbul Filmekimi

Adelaide International Film Festival

Warsaw International Film Festival

Sao Paulo Mostra

Hofer Filmtage

Seville European Film Festival

Göteborg International Film Festival

Jerusalem International Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

David di Donatello Awards : Best Original Screenplay Susanna Nicchiarelli, Best hairstyle Daniela Altieri, Best makeup Marco Altieri, Best sound Adriano di Lorenzo, Alberto Padoan, Marc Bastien, Eric Grattepain, Franco Piscopo



Susanna Nicchiarelli is born in 1975 in Rome. Perfectly bilingual in Italian and English, she studied Philosophia at La Sapienza (Rome) and got a PhD in Film Aesthetic at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Pise, while taking in the same time courses and master classes in Paris and at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses de Lyon. She studied filmmaking and film writing at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and, in 2004, is gratuated in Cinema Filmmaking from the Rome Experimental Center of Cinematography, Cinecittà.