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Eight Miles High (2007)
"Das wilde Leben" (original title)

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Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but ... See full summary »

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David Scheller ...
Dieter Bockhorn
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Rainer Langhans
Friederike Kempter ...
Sabine
Alexander Scheer ...
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Milan Peschel ...
Freiberg
Georg Friedrich ...
Lurchi
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Uschis Mutter
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Inga Busch ...
Agentin
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Stones-Groupie
Michael Falkenhagen ...
Polizeiwachtmeister
Martin Koch ...
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Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon becomes the "it girl" of Munich's club scene. When she gets to know Rainer Langhans, they move to Berlin and live in "Kommune 1", the first politically-motivated commune in Germany. While the other occupants claim she isn't political enough, Uschi just wants to have fun, works as fashion model and leads international music stars in temptation... Written by fippi2000

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Uschi Obermaier: In Paris that summer, the students wrote "Power to the imagination" on the walls. In San Francisco they danced in the streets, and fought for what had become their way of life. And I was at home in Sendling, a suburb of Munich. I felt I died a slow and never-ending death that day. The only thing that kept me alive was the music. Without that, I would have died. Or worse, I would have turned into my parents. But music alone wouldn't get me out of Senling. That much was clear to me. ...
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We Will Fall
(David Alexander (XXV) (as D. Alexander) / Scott Asheton (as S. Asheton) / Ron Asheton (as R. Asheton) / Iggy Pop (as J. Osterberg)
Performed by The Stooges
© 1969 by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG
(P) 1969 Elektra/Asylum Records
Courtesy of Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH / A Warner Music Group Company
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most stupid movie ever seen
23 May 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is probably the worst of all the terrible German movies I had to watch over the years. If there was an award for stupidity the movie would definitely get it. I don't want even to mention the terrible acting, the cheap set design, the pointless "story" or the idiotic dialog and the overall horrible look which are nowadays standard for German films. What's really bothering is that for some reason the creators seem not to have the slightest idea what the "Kommune" and the whole 68 movement were about, what they wanted and what they did. The movie deals with childish clichés - the scene when Uschi and Rainer meet the Rolling - Stones is so exquisitely ridiculous that you will have trouble to believe your eyes - even if this is somehow true for the whole movie. If Uschi has really coauthored this we're all asking us if he had so many drugs during the time that she probably did not even get what was going on. Otherwise: How could this possibly happen?


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