Das Wilde Leben (lit. The Wild Life, released as Eight Miles High in English-speaking countries) is a German biographical motion picture, set in the 1960s and depicting the "wild life" of Uschi Obermaier, a German groupie.
Obermaier enjoyed sexual freedom at the legendary Kommune 1 in Berlin after being with the krautrock band, Amon Düül. In the Kommune, she becomes friendly with Rainer Langhans. The young woman from Munich gains employment as a model, and becomes a sex symbol and youth icon. Now a cover girl in Playboy magazine, she meets rock stars such as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, while Italian film producer, Carlo Ponti, offers her a ten-year contract, but she declines: her freedom is more important than a contract.
During her intensive relationship with Keith Richards, she begins to recognize the dark side of the shiny glamour world she lives in: the isolation of the stars, and the groupie-populated milieux of anonymous hotel rooms — this is not her idea of life.