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More is a film directed by Barbet Schroeder, released in 1969 starring Mimsi Farmer and Klaus Grunberg, dealing with heroin addiction on the island of Ibiza. It features a soundtrack written and performed by Pink Floyd, released as the album Music from the Film More.

It is the story of a German student finished with his studies who decides to have an adventure, get out of his conservative skin and to burn his bridges. He meets a free spirited American girl in Paris and follows her to Ibiza. But she is more complicated than he expected. He becomes jealous of her free lifestyle and takes her away where they can live alone. There she introduces him to heavy drugs.

This story is modeled on the myth of Daedalus and Icarus with the girl as the Sun.

The French film Censorship Board in 1969 insisted that some of the dialog be censored around the 81 minute mark before the film could be released. In the film, as the couple mix up a hallucinogenic concoction in the kitchen, the ingredients "benzedrine" and "banana peel" are deleted from the audio track. On the DVD, the words have been re-added as subtitles.

Most of the movie was shot on the island of Ibiza. The castle of Ibiza which dominates the harbour and the town is the scene for the final act. The place where Stefan (Klaus Gruenberg) dies, a tunnel near the castle, was invaded by junkies during the seventies and eighties, and was seen as a place of pilgrimage for addicts.




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