• Nico, 1988 (2018)

Nico, 1988

Release Date: August 1st, 2018

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Approaching age 50, singer/songwriter Nico leads a solitary existence -- far from her days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for the Velvet Underground in the 1960s. Her life and career on the fringes, Nico's new manager convinces her to hit the road again and tour in Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago.

Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Sàndor Funtek, Anamaria Marinca, Karina Fernandez, Fabrizio Rongione, Calvin Demba, John Gordon-Sinclair, Thomas Trabacchi

Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli

Genres: Music , Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Magnolia Pictures, Rai Cinema

Keywords: Son , Transformation , 1980s , Moving , Brooding , Growing up , Pursuit , Fall , Emotional , Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The star of Susanna Nicchiarelli’s freely fictionalized biopic, Trine Dyrholm, finds fierce beauty in the woman Nico has become. I’ve never seen a performance quite like it — unsparingly harsh, but also graceful, droll and tender, a portrait of soul-weariness laced with a yearning for salvation. show more

  • 70
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Dyrholm is at her multifaceted best here in the glammed-down, uglified role of an older rock ‘n' roll star on the skids. show more

  • 80
    Sarah WardScreen International

    Nicchiarelli brings broader contemplations that help lift the film beyond the usual run-through of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, regrets, righting past wrongs, carving out meaningful relationships with those previously neglected along the way, and facing the future on one’s own terms. show more

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