Christiane F – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo 1981

Christiane F – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo 1981
2h 18min | Biography, Drama | 2 April 1981 (USA)

Storyline

This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story apartment building in Berlin. She’s fascinated by ‘The Sound’, a new disco with the most modern equipment. Although legally she’s too young, she asks a friend to take her. There, she meets Detlef, who’s in a clique where everybody’s on drugs. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.

User review:

For a long time I had misgivings about this film. I thought that it would be like so many others, where a teenager enters in the world of drugs, lives through hell and, in the end, returns safely to the womb of family and society – in-between we are treated with edifying speeches delivered by mothers and/or fathers, with rights to tears and lots of sentimentality.

This is not the case of “Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo”. The film is direct and honest and shows the events as viewed by the children from Bahnhof Zoo. The film tries to show things as they are and be objective. No moralist speeches are given. That’s why the film has such power. The first film scenes show Berlin in the night. The main attraction for Christiane and friends is the discotheque Sound. It all begins there.

There are many night scenes in the film. The days look dark and gloomy. In the beginning their meeting place is Sound, but as the road becomes narrower, there remains only one place for them: The Bahnhof Zoo. Days and nights seem to merge more and more. And the day resembles more and more the night. A long night, a short step can lead to eternal night.

This stuff almost begs to be treated in a sensationalistic way. But “Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo” is a serious film. It deserves to be seen.

Director: Uli Edel (as Ulrich Edel)
Writers: Uli Edel (additional writer), Kai Hermann (book)
Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck

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Duration : 2h 5mn
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Updated movie source is FullHD (1080p)

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