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Eight Miles High (2007)

Das wilde Leben (original title)
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Akiz'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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rainer Langhans
David Scheller ...
Dieter Bockhorn
Keith Richards
Victor Norén ...
Inga Busch ...
Heike Warmuth ...
Sebastian Maschat ...
Julia Valet ...
Valerie Lasserre ...
Uwagboe Rydl ...
Lude (as Uwagboe 'Bo' Rydl)


Akiz'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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During the street riot scene following the arrest of the Kommune 1 members, an extra glances directly into the camera, notices it and vanishes quickly. See more »


[first lines]
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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Spirit In The Sky
(Norman Greenbaum)
Performed by Norman Greenbaum
© by Great Honesty Music, Inc./WB Music Corp.
with kind permission / courtesy of Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG
c/o Warner/Chappell Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
(P) 1969 Reprise
with kind permission of Repertoire Records, Hamburg
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An inspiring movie
18 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm disappointed about the low rating that this movie has. It's one of my favorites and I've watched it several times. I've read other reviews to see why it has such a low rating, and I notice that people expect from it something that it's not. They expect it to be about the "Kommune", they expect it to be about an extraordinary girl, and they expect expensive set designs.

This movie is not about all that. The way I see it, Das Wilde Leben is about a journey, it's about a girl who is free and is not afraid to break boundaries, it's about a girl who uses her beauty to have the adventure of her life. She falls in love with powerful men, she lives wildly, she sees the world. And, above all, this movie is about a powerful woman.

Is the movie true to the historical facts? Is it true to Uschi's life? That's not what's important. It's a movie, not a documentary. Beyond the cheap sets and the historical inaccuracies (if there are any) lays a beautiful and inspiring story.

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