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1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Bizarre, robotic, alien, outrageous, androgynous: all these words apply to 1980s German singer Klaus Nomi, the subject of this documentary. Nomi arrives in New York City with a background in German classical opera, which he channels into a strange but mesmerizing rock act quickly embraced by the avant garde and the punk scene. A cult develops around his performances, and he lands an appearance with David Bowie on TV. But, before his career can take off, tragedy strikes in the form of AIDS.

Cast: Joesph Arias , Calvin Churchman , Tony Frere , Michael Halsband , Kristian Hoffman , Ron Johnsen , Gabriele Lafari , Ann Magnuson

Director: Andrew Horn

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Palm Pictures

The Nomi Song (2004)

Release Date: February 4th, 2005|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    With The Nomi Song, Horn does more than simply pay homage to a late artist. He uses his subject to revisit the euphoria of artistic and musical culture at a crossroads, and in the process brings it, briefly and poignantly, back to life again. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Intriguing and affecting documentary. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Occasionally exhilarating documentary. show more

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