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Deutschland 1992-1995 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

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She used to be Andy Warhol′s mysterious moon goddess. Her extended singing inspired the sound of Velvet Underground. Her beauty and silence fascinated Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop and many others. The name on her birth certificate read "Christa Paeffgen".

 

The girl Christa soon turns into the lean, boyish, "twen" cover girl with the fringe haircut who also appears in Fellini′s La Dolce Vita. Her path leads from the New York underground to Philippe Garel′s subcultural environment. Like so many of her generation, she believes in heroin, survives the drug for many years and, in the early eighties, becomes an idol of another sort. For her fans, she embodies gloominess and longing for death. When she dies on Ibiza in 1988, the cause of death is a bicycle accident. Her body, which had taken so much, could no longer cope with the withdrawal. The film follows the stages of a restless life: Luebbenau, Berlin, Paris, New York and Manchester. A filmic approach to a cult figure from a collage of meetings, film extracts and music.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Shoot

    • 1992 - 1994: Köln, Berlin, Lübbenau, München, Manchester, Paris, New York
Duration:
1903 m, 69 min
Format:
16mm + Hi-8, 1:1,37
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.02.1996, 74688, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 18.02.1995, Berlin, IFF;
Kinostart (US): 16.11.1995

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Nico - Icon
  • weitere Schreibweise Nico-Icon
  • Schreibvariante (DE) Nico Icon

Versions

Original

Duration:
1903 m, 69 min
Format:
16mm + Hi-8, 1:1,37
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.02.1996, 74688, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 18.02.1995, Berlin, IFF;
Kinostart (US): 16.11.1995

Awards

Adolf Grimme Preis 1997
  • Adolf Grimme Preis
  • Spezial-Preis des Ministeriums für Entwicklung, Kultur und Sport
IFF Marseille 1995
  • Hauptpreis
IFF Valladolid 1995
  • Preis für den Besten Dokumentarfilm