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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 »

Director:

Akiz (as Achim Bornhak)

Writers:

Olaf Kraemer (screenplay), Akiz (screenplay) (as Achim Bornhak) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalia Avelon ... Uschi Obermaier
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Rainer Langhans
David Scheller David Scheller ... Dieter Bockhorn
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ... Sabine
Alexander Scheer ... Keith Richards
Victor Norén Victor Norén ... Mick
Milan Peschel ... Freiberg
Georg Friedrich ... Lurchi
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Agentin
Heike Warmuth Heike Warmuth ... Barbara
Sebastian Maschat Sebastian Maschat ... Conrad
Julia Valet Julia Valet ... Kajol
Urs Rechn ... Boxer
Valerie Lasserre Valerie Lasserre ... Angel
Uwagboe Rydl Uwagboe Rydl ... Lude (as Uwagboe 'Bo' Rydl)
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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 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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Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | Italian

Release Date:

1 February 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight Miles High See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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. 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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Soundtracks

I Hate You
(Gary Burger (as Burger) / Larry Clark (as Clark) / Dave Day (as Day) / Roger Johnston (as Johnston) / Eddie Shaw (as Shaw))
Performed by Alexander Hacke
with kind permission of Bug Music, Inc./Monktime Publishing BMI
Courtesy of Play Loud! Productions (www.playloud.org)
Originally recorded for "Silver Monk Time - A Tribute to The Monks" in 2006
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A real-to-life Film
13 August 2008 | by asteinkuSee all my reviews

The story of Uschi Obermaier and her rise to fame in the 1960s. The film accurately depicts her life and in the process has many dope party scenes as well. The film is to premier in the US August 22 and I am excited to see how the English version will compare to the original German. Obermaier's accent is not "exaggerated" as the actress's native language is indeed German.

The unique viewpoint Uschi experienced during the social revolution makes for a very interesting film. Themes of growing up, life, learning to love, and experiencing loss all are major players. All in all, if you are looking for a film true to life, a film that doesn't gloss over the hardships and dull down the excitement of freedom, this is a movie for you.


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