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Nico

English title: Nico
Original title: Nico
German title: Nico
Germany, 2021

Director: Gehring, Eline
Production company: Third Culture Kids, DFFB – Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 75 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Nico works in residential care and spends the summer with her best friend Rosa in Berlin. Just when everything seems to be going well, she falls victim to a racist attack. She is beaten up and lands in hospital. This experience changes her everyday life and her relationships. She has to face everything afresh and somehow get on with life again. The things that are familiar no longer feel as secure as they did before. New people come into her life, and one encounter is directly linked to the violent episode she suffered, although she doesn’t realise this at first. She seeks a way out of her problem through a karate club, and from then on is challenged by trainer Andy. While visiting a funfair with Rosa, she meets Ronny, who works at a shooting booth here ...

Festivals:
Max-Ophüls FF Saarbrücken 2021 (awarded), Shanghai IFF 2021, Bavarian Film Award 2022, SehPferdchen CFF Hannover 2022, MIX IFF Milano 2022 (awarded)

Website: ucm.one/de/nico/

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
UCM.One (DE)