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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Germany

Eline Gehring is preparing her feature debut Nico

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- The film will tell the story of a German-Iranian geriatric nurse

Eline Gehring is preparing her feature debut Nico
Sara Fazilat in Nico

The director behind short films Under 13, Seoul, Holly, and Cheesy Films is now ready to make her feature debut with Nico. The film, which marks Eline Gehring’s graduation from the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB), will center on a cheerful German-Iranian geriatric nurse who suddenly comes face to face with the level of xenophobia around her. While enjoying summer in Berlin with her friend Rosa, she is the victim of an attack that shatters her self-confidence and alters her everyday life. She decides that self-empowerment is the only way to fight xenophobia.

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Sara Fazilat, who penned the script together with director Eline Gehring and Francy Fabritz, will star in the title role. The cast of the upcoming feature also includes Javeh Asefdjah, Sara Klimoska and Andreas Marquard.

Nico is being produced by the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and will be in five languages (German, Farsi, English, Macedonian, Spanish).

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