The Nomi Song
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Story of German New Wave rock star Klaus Nomi, one of the most profoundly bizarre characters to rise to fame in the 80s. In his short but eventful life, fame, friendship, betrayal, opera, performance and, tragically, death converge.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Nomi Song is pieced together from photos, performance footage, and talking-head interviews, but director Andew Horn has taken great care to fashion a strong story arc."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Paints a vivid portrait of the sense of play and possibility that animated the best of the punk and new wave movements."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Un documentaire qui rend justice à un personnage fascinant, mais dont on aurait tout de même voulu en savoir davantage"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"A well-made doc of a beyond-description music act that combined cabaret, operatic falsetto, and the stark minimalism of a cheesy 1940 sci-fi pic."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"This intriguingly well-made documentary tells us just about everything we could possibly want to know about the mesmerising 1970s singer."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"This is fascinating stuff if you know just the commercial side of that strange music and fashion ripple known as New Wave."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Compassionate and critically astute."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"While he was never a Top 40 hitmaker, Klaus Nomi was an important artist...and The Nomi Song is a cinematic anthem to his unorthodox individuality."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVD Verdict
"If retro ain't your thing, fear not; this doesn't feel dated in the least."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A vivid portrait, not only of the man, but of an era, an era in which creativity ruled in a New York which, for all its vicissitudes, was far more welcoming to artists than it is now."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Mostly fascinating, but occasionally frustrating."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Amusingly and wistfully records how the artist and his crowd tried to make a success of it beyond the Mudd Club and other downtown haunts."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Like Nomi's work, there is some distinct style at play that reflects its subject matter."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"This film expertly captures the scenesters' singular, blinding devotion to art at all costs, as well as their playful and communal attitudes."
‑ Jason Ferguson, Orlando Weekly
"His career was brief but well-documented and Andrew Horn's loving tribute includes several complete performances."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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