A victorious expression of empowerment in the face of adversity.
Nico (Sara Fazilat) and her best friend Rosa are enjoying the fruits of a Berlin summer – warm sunny days, carnivals, wine in the park! The joyous utopia that Nico finds herself within is suddenly disrupted by a racist attack from a gang of strangers. Reeling after the islamophobic attack, Nico begins her journey of regaining her confidence and sense of self through the art of karate.
The darling of all her clients as an aged care nurse, Nico rebuilds her life from the foundations in order to combat the xenophobia that is ever present in her life. Nico fights back not only through learning self defence but through building up her own sense of self. Her friendships are tested and new relationships strained by the complex odyssey Nico must undertake in order to feel like herself again.
This debut feature from Eline Gehring shows the road to building oneself back up after being knocked down is long and arduous, but the results are always worth it. With stunning performances all around, Nico is a victorious expression of empowerment in the face of adversity.
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