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Nico, 1988 (2018)

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NICO, 1988 follows the singer-songwriter, approaching 50, leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her 60s glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for cult band The Velvet Underground. Her life and career on the fringes, Nico's new manager Richard convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico's story is the story of a rebirth: of an artist, a mother, and the woman behind the icon.

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There's something beautiful and vaguely redemptive to the way Nicchiarelli's film gives the singer one last chance to change her ways.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It seems awfully ironic that an artist as canonically underground as Nico should receive so conventional a treatment in a biopic. But as traditional narratives about creators go, this one is not half bad.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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

August 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

August 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Nico, 1988 shows us how extraordinary the biopic can be when it is freed from unnecessary restrictions to embrace the idiosyncrasies of its subject.

May 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Nico, 1988 is as wary and lived-in as its subject.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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