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In a time of sex, drugs and rock & roll, one woman wanted it all and more: Natalia Avelon delivers a breakthrough performance as Uschi Obermaier, the infamous wild child who went from suburban teenage runaway to international 70s superstar. Along the way, she would become the face of West Germany s radical political movement, Europe s most provocative supermodel, lover and muse of both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and wife of reckless adventurer Dieter Bockhorn. But will turning her back on fame for the journey of a lifetime lead to the most tragic turn of all? David Scheller and Alexander Scheer co-star in this über-sexy drama based on the best-selling biography that shocked the world.
A ONE-WOMAN COUNTERCULTURE…A Full-Bodied Take on The Life Of the World-Class Sex Kitten Uschi Obermaier --New York Times
Wild, sexy and fun! --Paper Magazine
- Soundtrack includes The Stooges and MC5
Top Customer Reviews
everything goes. Supposedly she was involved in new revolutionary ideas but I didn't see anything new and neither she did after a while. Exotic locations compensated for lack of plot, everything was rolling smoothly, main lover conveniently died and that's the end of the story. Too bad I hoped for more.
For some reason I wanna add more. All action supposedly happens in West Germany but East Germany never mentioned once where words commune, communism etc were official. I wonder why. I also kept in mind their local community never ask how come they have free apartment, free water, free sewer and as we know everything cost money and labor.
Also strange was never mentioning any discussions or trivial thing such as shower, after all nobody lives in vacuum. And this main chick--what was her reasons for fooling around, the movie mentioned word freedom but my life experience and research tells me different story, like lousy men or lousy sex.
In short, like most movies this one is not connected to real life--its fiction.
This film had so much potential. Uschi Obermaier is a former fashion model, actress and one of the protagonists of the 1968 left-wing movement in Germany. She is considered an iconic sex symbol. She also wrote an autobiography of her wild life called Das Wilde Leben which was a best seller.
This film was *suppose* to be based on her book. Some parts are some aren't. For starters I think they did a terrible job picking the actress to play Uschi. The girl looks nothing like the real Uschi Obermaier. The real Uschi Obermaier was so gorgeous it hurt to look at her. To know what I mean, google her name and look under images. Natalia Avelon is pretty but she is all "makeup pretty". No natural beauty like Uschi Obermaier. Another thing is the badly done chronological order. "Uschi" looked exactly the same from 1968 all the way through 1983.
All in all, just rent this movie. If you're a guy you might like the film a lot since "Uschi" is naked 90% of the time she's on screen.
Also they left out the music video of Summer Wine starring Ville Valo and Natalia. Very very stupid thing to do seeing that was the best thing about the film. The song.
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It's hard to relate to the film. The plot development is quite slow.Published 1 month ago by Buddy Nathaniel Carter
Not to knock the whole film as I suppose it was good in its own way, but it held little fascination for me.Published on October 28, 2013 by surly
It is a great true story and it was in perfect condition when I got it, I was completely satisfiedPublished on March 8, 2013 by Tim Fierro
I've met Uschi a few times in recent years (a friend of mine knows her), and I think the actress in the movie captured her spirit quite well.Published on May 17, 2011 by ELECTRIC EARL