The Nomi Song is a 2004 documentary about the life of singer Klaus Nomi, written and directed by Andrew Horn. The film debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2004,
where it won a Teddy Award for "Best Documentary Film."
Through interviews with Nomi's collaborators and family members, the documentary lightly brushes on the early life of Klaus Sperber before settling in to the five year period depicting the German singer's reinvention of himself as Klaus Nomi, his rise to fame in New York, his break into the international music market and his death from complications of AIDs
in 1983. In addition to interview footage and still photography, the film features archival footage of Nomi performances. The film features East Village
personalities such as Kristian Hoffman
and songs by artists such as The Bongos
, The Mumps, and David Bowie
In his review, Entertainment Weekly'
s Owen Gleiberman
described the documentary as "loving and meticulous", giving the film an A-. MTV
's Kurt Loder
dubbed it "strange and fascinating".
In its review of the film, The Advocate
called it "engaging",
indicating at the DVD release that "New Wave countertenor
Klaus Nomi gets his posthumous due in this acclaimed doc."