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Director:
Writers:
Olaf Kraemer (screenplay) and
Achim Bornhak (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 February 2007 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Embarrassingly bad See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Natalia Avelon ... Uschi Obermaier

Matthias Schweighöfer ... Rainer Langhans
David Scheller ... Dieter Bockhorn
Friederike Kempter ... Sabine
Alexander Scheer ... Keith
Victor Norén ... Mick
Milan Peschel ... Freiberg
Georg Friedrich ... Lurchi
Inga Busch ... Agentin
Heike Warmuth ... Barbara
Sebastian Maschat ... Conrad
Julia Valet ... Kajol

Urs Rechn ... Boxer
Valerie Lasserre ... Angel
Uwagboe Rydl ... Lude (as Uwagboe 'Bo' Rydl)
Aite Tinga ... Bröselpilze
Meral Yilmaz ... Bröselpilze
Jennifer Dimke ... Bröselpilze
Sebastian Jaeckel ... Bröselpilze
Sven Stober ... Bröselpilze
Clemens Fickweiler ... Bröselpilze
Jannis Uhlendorf ... Bröselpilze
Samy Challah ... Bröselpilze
Olga Feger ... Kommunardin
Nadja Haji ... Kommunardin
Patrick Höchel ... Kommunarde
Ralf Kronner ... Kommunarde
Doreen Kutzke ... Kommunardin
Theresa Linhardt ... Kommunardin
Antje Linck ... Kommunardin
Ingo Pagels ... Kommunarde
Teresa Rizos ... Kommunardin
Jan Schmieder ... Kommunarde
Thomas Schubert ... Kommunarde
Fanny Tanck ... Kommunardin
Jasin Challah ... Christos
Petra Berndt ... Uschis Mutter
Michi 'Manila' Beck ... Uschis Stiefvater
Maximilian Apel ... Partygast London
Martin Moeller ... Partygast London
Stefan Sieweke ... Partygast London
Matthew Ashforde ... Edward
Thomas Dörschel ... Ostjugendlicher
Angelo Gräbs ... Ostjugendlicher
Cyril Tuschi ... Fotograf Kommune

Sebastian Stielke ... Journalist
Christian Sanchez ... Journalist
Oliver Bigalke ... 1. Polizist

Johannes Silberschneider ... Starfotograf Bernd
Andreas Bittl ... Partygast Bockhorn
Domenica Niehoff ... Kulturkritikerin
Sven Markholz ... Pfarrer
Scarlett Schwarze ... Bedienung Party Bockhorn
Felix Höfner ... Fotograf Twen
Dr. Norton ... Band Big Apple

Roberto Croci ... Carlo Ponti
Natascha Fruscella ... Assistentin Ponti
Sabine Huber ... Haschrebellin Demo
Dietmar Heddram ... Charly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oliver Binge ... Demonstrant (uncredited)
Klaus Bräuer ... (uncredited)
Michael Falkenhagen ... Polizeiwachtmeister (uncredited)
Christin Quander ... Stones-Groupie (uncredited)
Jonathan Schuld ... Demonstrant (uncredited)

Directed by
Achim Bornhak 
 
Writing credits
Olaf Kraemer (screenplay) and
Achim Bornhak (screenplay)

Dagmar Benke (story) and
Olaf Kraemer (story)

Martin Ritzenhoff (screenplay contributor)

Claus Peter Hant  story
Uschi Obermaier  autobiography

Produced by
Wolfgang Behr .... executive producer
Ralph Brosche .... line producer
Karsten Brünig .... line producer
Moritz Eckes .... executive producer
Philip Evenkamp .... line producer
Dietmar Güntsche .... producer
Eberhard Junkersdorf .... producer
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Dileep Singh Rathore .... line producer
Charlie Woebcken .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Hacke 
 
Cinematography by
Benjamin Dernbecher 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Przygodda 
Sebastian Schultz 
 
Casting by
Silke Koch (casting)
Suse Marquardt 
Karen Wendland (casting)
 
Production Design by
Eduard Krajewski 
 
Art Direction by
Abid T.P. 
 
Set Decoration by
Sonal Choudhary 
Anette Ingerl 
 
Costume Design by
Petra Kray 
 
Makeup Department
Christina Baier .... additional makeup
Anna Sophie Evenkamp .... additional makeup
Georg Korpas .... special makeup effects artist: dental work
Lena Lazzarotto .... makeup artist
Sandra Leutert .... additional makeup
Heike Merker .... makeup designer
Simone Neufischer .... additional makeup
 
Production Management
Benedikt Bothe .... assistant unit manager
Anja Giessing .... unit manager (as Anja Gießing)
Dirk Gornickel .... production manager: India
Anja Körtge .... assistant unit manager
Emmanuel Pappas .... production manager
Beate Witting .... assistant unit manager
Bhawani Singh .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lars Gmehling .... second assistant director
Andi Lang .... assistant director
Gigi Neal .... assistant director
Tina Rexilius .... third assistant director
Deepti Seshadri .... second assistant director (as Deepti 'Seshadri' Chandrasekhara)
Mahaveer Singh Shaktawat .... assistant director: India
 
Art Department
Marion Buddenhagen .... assistant set decorator
Rishaad De Miranda .... property master
Kerstin Grund .... set dresser
Torsten Haubold .... set dresser
Matthias Hein .... head construction coordinator
Philipp Hübner .... stand-by carpenter
Julika Kanitz .... assistant production designer
Paula Kotonski .... property master: indoor
Tom Mirus .... stand-by carpenter
Bettina Morell .... set dresser
Sonja Möginger .... property master: outdoor
Sylvia Müller .... set dresser
Waimann Oliver .... painter
Doro Polstorff .... property master: indoor
Isabel Reitemeyer .... set dresser
Susanna Schnibbe .... painter
Leon Schulz .... painter
Constanze Siedenburg .... prop designer
Natalie Strohmaier .... assistant production designer
Dhruv Tripathi .... property master
Poonam Wahi .... set dresser
Michael Waschnig .... prop driver
Kurt Woldmann .... property master: indoor
Hayo Wolfram .... property master: outdoor
 
Sound Department
André Bendocchi-Alves .... dialogue editor
André Bendocchi-Alves .... sound designer
André Bendocchi-Alves .... supervising sound editor
Claudia Enzmann .... dialogue editor
Claudia Enzmann .... sound designer
Michael Kranz .... sound re-recording mixer
Sven Mevissen .... sound effects editor
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist
Sebastian Riegel .... boom operator
Benjamin A. Rosenkind .... sound re-recording mixer
Dirk Schäfer .... second sound assistant
Philipp Sellier .... foley editor
Philipp Sellier .... foley recordist
Henning Thölert .... synch sound
Gunnar Voigt .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Alex Lemke .... visual effects
Lutz Lemke .... main title designer & animator
 
Stunts
Kristoffer Fuss .... stunt performer
Amar Shetty .... stunt coordinator: india
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reiner Bajo .... still photographer
Christof Bojanowski .... video operator
Max Brinkschulte .... second assistant camera
Robert Czernich .... lighting technician
Tobias Dawid .... lighting technician
Himmat Deol .... best boy grip
Christian Dlusztus .... first assistant camera
Sascha Görlich .... lighting technician
Oliver Haas .... best boy
Oliver Haas .... lighting best boy
Metehan Karakus .... lighting technician
Michael Koschorreck .... lighting technician
Tobias Kownatzki .... second assistant camera: second unit
Florian Kronenberger .... lighting technician
Marc Kubik .... camera: second unit
Susanne Kurz .... additional cinematographer
Susanne Kurz .... camera: second unit
Stephanie Leitl .... lighting assistant (as Stefanie Leitl)
Martin Lippert .... key grip
Martin Lippert .... steadicam operator
Marco Meenen .... still photographer
Nicu Mihailescu .... second assistant camera
Christoph Nickel .... gaffer
Michael Rathgeber .... second assistant camera
Anne Rosch .... lighting technician
Helen Sabatzki .... assistant camera: second unit
Nina Scheele .... assistant camera: germany
Jan Umpfenbach .... lighting assistant
Matthias Wallinger .... second assistant camera
Julian Wiesemes .... video operator
 
Casting Department
Kanchan Ghosh .... casting: Mumbai
Cathleen Hoffmann .... extras casting
Kuldeep Khangarot .... casting: Jaipur
Susann Reitz .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Veronika Armster .... wardrobe
Markus Ernst .... wardrobe
Gitti Fuchs .... wardrobe
Sylvia Martinak .... tailor
Mitra Saffari .... additional wardrobe
Kerstina Schemmel .... additional wardrobe
Mo Vorwerck .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Travis Dutch .... tape to film colorist
Traudl Nicholson .... digital colorist
Uli Schön .... avid operator
Wolfgang Weigl .... avid operator
 
Music Department
Michael Beckmann .... music consultant
Milena Fessmann .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Stefan Bock .... production driver
Oliver Gimbel .... production driver
Steffen Haronitis .... production driver
Ilja Kloppenburg .... driver: cast
Martin Kuschan .... personal driver
Josef Reisner .... production driver
Christoph Siegert .... production driver
 
Other crew
Grit Belitz .... production coordinator (as Grit Simbeck)
Michael Belitz .... production assistant
Frank Betzelt .... acting coach
Philipp Chudalla .... caretaker: extras
Dirk Drebelow .... story editor
Nick Hertwig .... location scout
Deepak Kantharia .... production accountant
Felix Karolus .... continuity
Norbert Kückelmann .... legal consultant
Dieter Lotzmann .... location scout
Perry Lütke .... caretaker: extras
Anne Monheim .... production assistant
Nicole Pfeiffer .... location manager
Norbert Polak .... assistant set manager
Vans Pradeep Singh Rathore .... location manager
Hans Radau .... legal consultant
Steven A. Reich .... legal consultant (as Steven Reich)
Katharina Scheunemann .... location manager
Andrea Schorr .... assistant set manager
Hans-Jörg Simon .... legal consultant
Steffen Sommer .... researcher
Mario Striehn .... set manager
Alexandros Visentin .... caretaker: extras
Jona Wirbeleit .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Das wilde Leben" - Germany (original title)
"Eight Miles High!" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
114 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
[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...
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Soundtrack:
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)See more »

FAQ

How close is this movie to Uschi Obermaier's real life?
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5 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Embarrassingly bad, 24 July 2010
Author: Karl Self from Yurp

Considering that this movie features a stunningly beautiful woman running around starkers on screen for about 1/3 of the movie, it's surprisingly boring.

The movie is about the most beautiful face of the 1960ies student revolts in Germany -- Uschi Obermaier. Unfortunately, she was little more than a beautiful face (and a very fit body), so possibly the movie's first mistake was picking her as a subject. The next mistake was to chose Natalia Avelon as lead actress -- she may be a great photo model, but she's not much of an actress, and her attempts to mimic Obermaier's charmingly proletarian Bavarian dialect are disastrous, she makes it sound as if Obermaier had some sort of speech impediment.

The makers of this movie apparently had enough money for great cinematography, exotic locations and some great music (to viz, "Kick Out The Jams" by the MC5), but they ought to have invested some of it for hiring someone who can write dialogues, which are risibly bad. The same goes for the "political" scenes -- the Kommune 1 comes off as a bunch of stoner caricatures. If none of the makers grasped what the political and cultural upheavals of the late 1960ies were about, why did they make a movie about that era? Overall the movie never allowed me to understand what Obermaier saw in Langhans or Bockhorn (or what Keith Richards or Mick Jagger saw in Mrs Obermaier, for that matter), or what infatuated them about her.

To give you an example of the hammy script: near the beginning of the plot, her mother discovers some nude pictures of her young daughter. Uschi consequently packs her suitcase, and in the next scene we see her and a girlfriend hitchhiking to Berlin -- for some reason, not along the only (and mandatory) highway that leads from Munich to the divided city, but on some backroad. None of the squares gives them a lift (presumably because pretty young girls were discriminated against in that day and age), until the archetypal VW hippie bus arrives on the scene. They climb aboard, someone hands them a comic-sized reefer, and announces that they're going to pay the Kommune I a visit. They arrive just as the most famous photograph of the KI is being taken, with the communards lined up naked against the wall. Rainer Langhans, still naked, strolls over to the new arrivals, and Uschi is of course instantly infatuated. And so on.

Basically, a (non-porn) movie about some shallow groupie shacking up with some celebrities is difficult to make captivating, and this movie gives it an especially half-arsed shot. I just found it painfully boring to watch.

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