Eight Miles High (2007)

Unrated   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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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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11 July 2008 | rpullman-1
I was there.
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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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 ...


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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.


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Tränen lügen nicht
Performed by
Michael Holm
(Original title "Soleado")
Music: Ciro Dammicco / Bembo Baldan
Text: Maurizio Seymandi / Francesco Specchia / Alberto Salerno
German Text: Michael Holm
© 1974 by Belriver Edizioni Musicali, Milano
Rights for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (outside the Baltic)
Edition Accord Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
with kind permission of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH

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