After she’s the victim of a xenophobic attack, a young Iranian woman in Berlin decides to take her life back into her own hands by training in karate.
Eline Gehring, Francy Fabritz, Sara Fazilat
Sara Fazilat, Sara Klimoska, Javeh Asefdjah
German, Persian, English. With English subtitles
Nico leads a carefree life. A geriatric nurse, she spends her spare time drinking and clowning around with her best friend Rosa. But on her way home from a party, she’s victim to a vicious xenophobic attack, leaving her unconscious and unable to remember her attackers. Spurred on to never be a victim again, Nico begins training in karate and falls in love with its powerful discipline. And there’s a blossoming of new connection when she meets Ronny, a girl working at a local fairground. But Nico soon realises that the path to recovery is much more complicated than she thought. With an incredible lead performance from Sara Fazilat (who also serves as producer and co-writer), Nico is a funny, sensitive and hopeful portrayal of trauma and healing.
Contains a scene of racist language/violence.
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