“It’s an excellent interpretation that supports a film that is only interested in being a mirror for Nico,” writes Tiago R. Santos in his review
“I’ve been up, I’ve been downstairs – both places are empty.” The statement is by Nico, the diva of The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol, who in 1986 made his last solo tour . Susanna Nicchiarelli portrays the singer and former model with a mixture of admiration and crudity: at 47, tired of being defined by her past, addicted to heroin, separated from her hospitalized child, Nico seems like a woman who does not care . But the filmmaker and Trine Dyrholm still find some signs of resistance, such as the sounds she is discovering and recording or a modest concert that runs better.
It’s an excellent interpretation that sustains a film that is only interested in being a mirror for Nico, turning the remaining characters into mere spectators.
Note: 3 and a half stars