The Nomi Song
The Nomi Song (2005)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A fascinating, if occasionally frustrating, documentary about Klaus Nomi, a cult figure in the New Wave Underground scene during the '80s.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Paints a vivid portrait of the sense of play and possibility that animated the best of the punk and new wave movements.

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Jean-FranÁois Vandeuren

Un documentaire qui rend justice ŗ un personnage fascinant, mais dont on aurait tout de mÍme voulu en savoir davantage

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This is fascinating stuff if you know just the commercial side of that strange music and fashion ripple known as New Wave.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Compassionate and critically astute.

Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Mostly fascinating, but occasionally frustrating.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Like Nomi's work, there is some distinct style at play that reflects its subject matter.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Marion Ravenwood
Never heard about this singer before this documentary. I thought it was really interesting and a well done documentary.

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