Eight Miles High

aka Das Wilde Leben
Germany, 2007

Director: Achim Bornhak
Starring: Natalia Avelon, David Scheller,
IMDB: 6.2

Eight Miles high is the true story of German supermodel/groupie Uschi Obermaier, played by uber-hottie Natalia Avelon. A love of rock music and dreams of bigger things lead her to hitch-hike from home and shack up in a Berlin commune in the late 1960s.

Soon she's modelling, and before you know it she's shagging Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, living the free-sex ethos of the times.


Unable to limit herself to any single man, she goes from touring with the Stones to touring the world in a bus with a German playboy prince. An interesting life to be sure, and of course great material for a movie.

Natalia Avelon is the undisputed star of the film, strutting, pouting, and generally being undressed for most of the movie. I haven't seen her in anything else, but her performance here is superb. Interestingly she also co-sings the excellent signature track of the movie, Summer Wine.


If you ever wondered what it was like to live the life of the hip and famous in the golden age of late 1960's era Europe, you can't go too wrong here. The soundtrack is mostly excellent, and the atmosphere/costumes/locations seem authentic and true to reality. A true slice of life film from the psychedelic era of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll !

Twisted rating: 6.5/10




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