When watching The Glenn Miller Story (1954) young Udo hears the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo". In 1983 Udo Lindenberg wrote his own German version of the song called "Sonderzug nach Pankow" which became one of Udo Lindenberg's biggest hits. See more »
During the first closing credits the real Udo Lindenberg is seeing in the bar "Onkel Pö", singing "Niemals dran gezweifelt". See more »
Udo Lindenberg is one of Germanys greatest rockstars. He manages to be around since the early 70ies. Up to today he records and goes on tour, fillioing the biggest venues.
This biopic about his childhood and first steps into his uniquecareer was made with a lot of dedication. The settings and stages are for real: Gronau in the 50ies, Hamburg St. Pauli in the early 70ies.
Great music of course, we see Udo developing his own voice and style - indeed, he was the first german singer singing rock music in his own language, and being successfull.
As a Lindenberg fan, you may appreciate the whole story. But to have a clever story, the script doesn't tell the whole story - a lot of career steps just were taken away, e.g. Udo had some really cool jobs as a jazz and rock drummer beside the jobs we see in the film. Big names in his career like Klaus Doldinger are not mentioned. The filmmakers are more into showing Udos private life - and later on towards the films end, they are just a bit too pretentious with showing Udo for 15 minutes as an alcohol drinking kind of guy - but whats the point in this? Maybe they better could have shown him recording his 1st hit album - but thats the way biopics go, you have to add some drama.... in the end this film will be very successfull in Germany, and even for foreign film lovers there is a lot to see and hear - and don't miss supporting role Detlev Buck as Mattheisen, the greasy slick Teldec A&R manager :-)
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