Film Recreates World Of “Nico”

The Italian filmmaker Susanna Nicchiarelli recreates a lost world in her biopic “Nico, 1988,” which screens next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. Its title references the year when the 49-year-old German musician, actress, and model born Christa Päffgen died after suffering a heart attack while biking in Ibiza. But Nicchiarelli devotes little time to Nico’s demise, focusing instead on the notorious low-budget global tours that sustained her during the last years of her life. In a van with her band, manager, and sometimes her troubled adult son, Ari, Danish actress Trine Dyrholm’s Nico is a larger-than-life figure squished down to human size.

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