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Nico and Dani (2000)

Krámpack (original title)
A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.

Director:

Cesc Gay

Writers:

Tomàs Aragay (as Tomás Aragay), Cesc Gay | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramallo ... Dani
Jordi Vilches ... Nico
Marieta Orozco ... Elena
Esther Nubiola Esther Nubiola ... Berta
Chisco Amado Chisco Amado ... Julián
Ana Gracia Ana Gracia ... Sonia
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Marianne
Muntsa Alcañiz ... Madre Dani
Mingo Ràfols Mingo Ràfols ... Arturo
Pau Durà ... Mario
Eduardo González Eduardo González ... Camarero
Gaelle Poulavec Gaelle Poulavec ... Chica
Jesús Garay Jesús Garay ... Padre Dani
Eloi Yebra Eloi Yebra ... Manu
Jordi Sánchez
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Storyline

Coming of age, on a Barcelona beach, during an eventful week: Nico arrives at Dani's for part of the summer. Dani's parents are away, Nico is keen to lose his virginity, and Dani, who's been Nico's friend since grammar school, wants time only with Nico. Dani's plans to hunt and fish are waylaid when Nico catches the eye of Elena and her cousin Berta. He wants to go to the beach with the girls, cook them dinner, and make love to at least one of them. Dani wants social and physical contact with Nico. Watching from a short distance are Sonia, Dani's tutor, and Julian, a gay writer, who picks up Dani's vibes. Can Nico and Dani sort out friendship as well as their mixed desires? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This year's most provocative coming-of-age story with a TWIST See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, some drug use and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

pprfilm - distributor [UK]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan | Spanish | English

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,942, 4 February 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$347,986, 15 July 2001
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Krampack (Títulos Finales)
by Joan Díaz, Jordi Prats, Riqui Sabatés
© & P 2000 Subterfuge Records
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friendship, adolescence, sex.
20 February 2001 | by MatthewJPSee all my reviews

Nico travels from Barcelona to visit his friend Dani at his summer home. Dani's parents are away. The two teenagers, like all teenage boys share their interest in the physical aspects of sex. Dani becomes more than casually curious with regard to his friend, Nico. Nico does not quite get the picture, nor does Dani for that matter. Dani becomes displeased with Nico's persistent attempts to seduce a girl. The outcome of this summer experience is that both boys discover something about their own particular erotic inclinations. Nico's straight preference is unmoved by Dani's obvious physical desire and attraction to him. Dani confirms his own preference for other males in a kind of "half way" encounter with an attractive young male friend of his father. Nico returns to Barcelona. The two part as friends, their friendship apparently unaffected by their different sexual preferences. This film is warm and entertaining and a sensitive and respectful meditation on human sexuality and human development. In all honesty, I cannot agree with those who compare this film to "Beautiful Thing." In "Nico and Dani" there is no pathos, just experience. There is no real sadness or depression, just a normal struggle to find one's own self. That is the happy ending of Nico and Dani. They part as friends, each having discovered, without ambivalence, their true sexual selves.


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