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Stefan, a recent college graduate, hitchhikes from Germany to Paris where he meets American expatriate, Estelle. They chase the sun to Ibiza. An idyllic island life degenerates when she introduces him to heroin and they get addicted.

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Barbet Schroeder

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Paul Gégauff (screenplay) (as Paul Gegauff), Barbet Schroeder (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Mimsy Farmer ... Estelle
Klaus Grünberg Klaus Grünberg ... Stefan
Heinz Engelmann ... Dr. Ernesto
Michel Chanderli Michel Chanderli ... Charlie
Henry Wolf Henry Wolf ... Henry
Louise Wink Louise Wink ... Cathy
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In the late 1960s, after graduating in Mathematics, the German Stefan Brückner hitchhikes from Lübeck to Paris to see the world without any money. He befriends Charlie in an arcade and they go to a party. When Stefan meets gorgeous American Estelle Miller at the party, Charlie advises him to stay away from her. However, the straight Stefan falls in love with Estelle and, after breaking in to a house with Charlie to rob it, he follows her to Ibiza. Stefan seeks the hotel of his fellow citizen Dr. Ernesto Wolf where Estelle is lodged and asks her to leave the place and stay with him in an isolated seaside house. Before leaving the hotel, Estelle steals some money and a pack from Wolf. Soon, Stefan learns that Estelle had stolen 200 doses of heroin and he decides to try one fix with her, in the beginning of his trip to hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When two people love, one always loves more. See more »

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When Estelle and Stefan are in her hotel in Paris and she puts on her record player an alternative version of the song "Cymbaline" can be heard. It sounds different than the one included by Pink Floyd in their soundtrack album "More". See more »

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David Gilmour's last name is misspelled "Gilmore" in the opening credits. See more »

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Charlie: Her name is Estelle. She lives in New York. I used to see her in the Pussy Cat.
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Alternate Versions

The 2003 UK BFI DVD is cut by 1 min 23 secs and removes much of the scene where Stefan prepares the heroin for injection. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970) See more »

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Green Is The Colour
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Written by Roger Waters
Performed by Pink Floyd
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Beautiful sights and sounds
18 February 2003 | by gclearySee all my reviews

Like most people, I was interested in "More" solely because of the Pink Floyd soundtrack, which has turned out to be the only Pink Floyd album that I still listen to after all these years. It was quite a surprise to run across the film in a local video store, in a digitally remastered version. It was an even bigger surprise to find that it is a pretty good movie.

Visually it is quite beautiful, especially when the two main characters are cavorting on the rocks on the Spanish island of Ibiza. And the use of the soundtrack music, which as far as I can tell is exclusively by Pink Floyd, is excellent. It was a joy to watch the film with my copy of the album alongside me, mentally ticking off each track as it was used in the film. Dave Gilmour's brief "A Spanish Piece" was the only one I didn't hear, and several tracks are used quite prominently, especially "Cymbaline," "Main Theme," and "Quicksilver." That latter track is tedious on the soundtrack album but works very well during the title sequence of the film, resurfacing at least once later on. Maybe now I can appreciate it on the album, now that I have some visuals to accompany it in my mind.

The plot of "More" is a little hard to take at times, especially in the early going, when the film appears to be merely a vehicle to demonstrate the hipness of those involved in making it. But eventually the film proves that it has much more than that to offer, as the plot becomes more focused. Why does Stefan take heroin? Why does ANYBODY take heroin, fully knowing the possible consequences? The film does not attempt to answer that question directly, but Stefan's heroin use seems a logical extension of his single-minded pursuit of pure pleasure.

I strongly recommend this film to any Pink Floyd fan who has an appreciation of the vastly underrated "More" soundtrack. I also recommend it to anyone who has an interest in sixties counterculture and how it was portrayed in the media. I have no idea how realistic this movie is, since I am too young to have experienced the sixties firsthand, but it does seem to capture the spirit of the times in a way that no other movie does.


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21 October 1969 (France) See more »

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