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Eight Miles High

Some advice for pretty young women: Become a model, hang out with hippies, hook up with the Rolling Stones and then go globe-trotting with a mystic, mustachioed adventurer. That’s what you’ll get out of Achim Bornhak’s biopic of ’60s icon Uschi Obermaier (Avelon), Germany’s Bardot-esque cover girl who went from revolutionary sweetheart to Mick ’n’ Keef’s girlfriend and beyond. Only the early scenes of Kommune 1 members tripping over each other’s dogma resonate; otherwise, the movie says nothing about the period and everything about the power of the pout.

Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Thursday February 1 2007
Duration: 114 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Achim Bornhak
Screenwriter: Olaf Kraemer
Cast: Natalia Avelon
David Scheller
Alexander Scheer
Matthias Schweighöfer
Friederike Kempter
Victor Norén
Milan Peschel
Georg Friedrich
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