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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Akiz (as Achim Bornhak)

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Olaf Kraemer (screenplay), Akiz (screenplay) (as Achim Bornhak) | 5 more credits »
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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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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 Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
(Nancie Mantz (as N. Mantz) / Annette Tucker (as A. Tucker)
Performed by The Electric Prunes
(P) 1967 Reprise Records
Courtesy of Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH / A Warner Music Group Company
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I was there.
11 July 2008 | by rpullman-1See all my reviews

I will catch this film when it plays here in Chicago in August. I was in Kommune 1 for a couple of weeks in March of 1969. There were two residences - Rainer Langhans, Uschi Obermaier, Dieter Kunzelmann stayed in the larger of the two, a factory loft sort of place. I stayed in the other residence, a dozen or so people in one large room. I went there with a friend from Frankfurt who wanted to reconcile with his girlfriend, who had left him for Dieter Kunzelmann. His girlfriend was unreceptive and he split right away. I was welcome to stay on for a while and did. It was easy living. Everyone was nice, except grouchy Dieter. No star attitudes or pretensions. Both Rainer and Uschi were very grounded, not at all affected by their notoriety. I think that set the tone. I'll give this film a 10 just on its subject matter.


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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,496, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$2,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$957,744
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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