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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 »

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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

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 Sites:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,496, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$2,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$957,744
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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. 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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Set in the 1960s and 1970s, a biographical tale of free love without commitment.
19 April 2012 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

Saw this on Netflix streaming movies. Much of the movie is in German with English subtitles, but some of it is in English.

Uschi Obermaier was (is?) apparently a real person who joined in with what we would call the hippie free-love movement in 1960s Germany. But she was also a model and a very successful one. Much of her modeling was nude or semi-nude, graphically depicted in the film, and the actress certainly has a Playboy-worthy beauty.

German actress Natalia Avelon plays Uschi Obermaier . While she is the central character her life and travels take her many places and with many famous people. The beginning and the end of the film are the same, she is standing nude on the beach, watching a raft burn, symbolic of her relationships that had died and the men with them. In between is her story.

The critic Ebert has a very good and accurate review. Interesting film, but I lived through the 1960s and 1970s, I remember those days, and watching this one didn't do much for me.


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