The Nomi Song Poster

Release Date: February 4th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|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

Production Co: Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Arte, Cameo Filmproduktion, CV Films

Keywords: Offbeat, 1980s, 1970s, New York City, Fall, Rise

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