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NICO, who is both German and Persian, is emancipated and cheerful, and the most popular geriatric nurse among her patients. Then a xenophobic attack tears her out of her everyday life.
Her ideal world is thrown into disarray. She never wants to be a victim again, that much is certain. To regain her balance, she tries martial arts training.
It helps her manage and channel her anger and reclaim her own power. Yet, at the same time, she loses touch with her sense of self and her old life.
"NICO was one of the most touching films in German cinemas this year. Beneath the light-hearted surface, the filmmakers attentively chronicle generational conflicts, everyday racism and coping with trauma, while maneuvering Nico past a stereotypical sob story." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)