Nico & Dani

"While Gays treatment of teen male sexuality is sensitive and respectful and he beautifully manages its special ambience, the films triumph lies in its casting."
Elliot Stein, VILLAGE VOICE

Synopsis

In the tradition of "Beautiful Thing" and "Wild Reeds", Nico and Dani is a portrait of adolescent experience set against the blazing sun and azure sea of a small seaside town near Barcelona. Dani and Nico are left on their own at Dani's beach house for a few days; late-night dates and in-house parties promise to be the order of the day. During those ten days of freedom, the two best friends discover love, sex, jealousy and disenchantment and thus cross that vague border separating adolescence from manhood. Nico and Dani explores the sexual and emotional confusion of two boys who have always shared everything and are now about to be pulled apart because of their diverging sexual identities. Nico and Dani successfully captures that moment between the stifling safety of childhood and the invigorating terror of adulthood. Deftly directed by Cesc Gay, Nico and Dani is arguably the finest and the most honest coming-of-age drama in recent memory.
Original Languages: Spanish
Genre: Comedy|Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 91 min.
Year: 2000

CREDITS

CAST
Fernando Ramallo (Dani)
Jordi Vilches (Nico)
DIRECTED BY
Cesc Gay

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