Nico is the stage name of German singer, songwriter, model, and actress Christa Päffgen, who became known for 'La Dolce Vita' (1960) and 'Chelsea Girls' (1966).
She learnt to speak English, Spanish, and French while working as a model, and after a few television advertisements, bagged roles in films like 'La Tempesta' and 'For the First Time' in 1958. Following a guest appearance in Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita', she appeared in Jean Paul Belmondo's 1961 film 'A Man Named Rocca' and played the lead in Jacques Poitrenaud's 'Strip-Tease' (1963). She was a part of the Andy Warhol 'scene' in the 1960s and her filmography during this time contained his experimental films like 'Chelsea Girls', 'The Closet', 'Sunset' and 'Imitation of Christ'.
During the 1970s, some of her best films included Philippe Garrel's 'La Cicatrice Intérieure', 'Anathor', 'Les Hautes Solitudes', 'Le Berceau de cristal' and 'Voyage au jardin des morts'.
This Italian comedy drama film follows the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Despite his carefree approach to living, and hedonistic attitude towards life, he does have some moments of quite reflection, which results in an intriguing cinematic study of his character.
This French art film follows a man and a woman as they walk around in the barren, gorgeous landscapes of the Sinai, Death Valley and Iceland. The film has no real plot, and is mostly a composition of symbolic, surreal and mystical images.
This film depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground, an American rock band which was formed in 1964, in New York.
This crime drama film tells the story of Roberto La Rocca, whose friend ends up in prison, after being framed. Therefore he decides to track down and bring down the mob boss who is responsible for his friend’s situation.
An opera singer who has a bad attitude is on a vacation in disguise, and he eventually starts falling for a deaf girl. This leads to his life totally changing.