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1 February 2007 (Germany) See more »
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 »
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  (in credits order)

Natalia Avelon ... Uschi Obermaier
David Scheller ... Dieter Bockhorn

Matthias Schweighöfer ... Rainer Langhans
Friederike Kempter ... Sabine
Alexander Scheer ... Keith Richards
Victor Norén ... Mick Jagger
Milan Peschel ... Freiberg
Georg Friedrich ... Lurchi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Petra Berndt ... Uschis Mutter
Oliver Binge ... Demonstrant
Klaus Bräuer
Inga Busch ... Agentin
Michael Falkenhagen ... Polizeiwachtmeister
Martin Koch ... Demonstrant
Valerie Lasserre ... Angel
Martin Moeller ... Brian Jones

Christin Quander ... Stones-Groupie (as Mila da Veela)
Urs Rechn ... Boxer
Uwagboe Rydl ... Neger-Kalle
Jonathan Schuld ... Demonstrant
Stefan Sieweke ... Charly Watts

Sebastian Stielke ... Journalist
Heike Warmuth ... Barbara

Directed by
Achim Bornhak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dagmar Benke  story
Achim Bornhak 
Claus Peter Hant  story
Olaf Kraemer  book
Olaf Kraemer  screenplay
Uschi Obermaier  autobiography

Produced by
Wolfgang Behr .... executive producer
Ralph Brosche .... line producer
Karsten Brünig .... line 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
Uwe Bünker 
Kanchan Ghosh 
Silke Koch 
Suse Marquardt 
Karen Wendland 
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 second assistant director
Andi Lang .... assistant director
Gigi Neal .... assistant director
Tina Rexilius .... third assistant director
Deepti Seshadri .... second assistant director
Mahaveer Singh Shaktawat .... assistant director: India
Mario Striehn .... first assistant director
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
Kristoffer Fuss .... stunt performer
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
Cathleen Hoffmann .... extras casting
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
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
Philipp Chudalla .... caretaker: extras
Dirk Drebelow .... story editor
Nick Hertwig .... location scout
Deepak Kantharia .... production accountant
Felix Karolus .... continuity
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 advisor (as Dr. Hans Radau)
Katharina Scheunemann .... location manager
Andrea Schorr .... assistant set manager
Steffen Sommer .... researcher
Mario Striehn .... set manager
Alexandros Visentin .... caretaker: extras
Jona Wirbeleit .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Das wilde Leben" - Germany (original title)
"Eight Miles High!" - Europe (English title)
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114 min
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[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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
OK I finally watched this., 31 March 2014
Author: kfroeschner from United States

As I said earlier, we met Uschi and Dieter in Aspen, Colorado in 1982. I got a letter from her from Northern California in September of '82 prior to their trip to Mexico. I'm looking at it right now. She was excited that they were going to have a friend make a tepee for them and spend the winter living in it on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Uschi and Dieter that we spent an evening with gave no hint of being the type of people this movie portrays. They did not seem to be the dark and tortured souls that this movie shows them to be. They were happy, outgoing, talkative, generous and excited about the future. Dieter loved to fish. They loved Colorado. They enjoyed crossing the USA and had been all around it, but the movie make no mention of that time at all. The movie also gives no mention of her artistic talents. Uschi made scrimshaw, and as an artist I can tell you it was excellently done. She was going to have an exhibition of her scrimshaw in LA but I do not know if she ever did. I can't say they were friends of mine, exactly, having only spent one evening together but they were acquaintances and I have very fond memories of them. I'd always hoped one day I'd see their bus on the highway so I could say hello again. I don't know if this movie was authorized by Uschi as an accurate portrayal of their lives, but I do know it made me sad for them. My wish is for her happiness and hope that these last 30 years or so have been as happy as they could be.

Uschi, if you ever read this, blessings and happiness to you.

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