Berliner Geschichten: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)

Hoezo in Kino

At the trial of a man suspected of soliciting minors for sex, a reporter noticed a girl in the witness stand. He approached her for an interview that turned into a shocking bestseller and then harrowing cinematic journey to the very depths of heroine hell. David Bowie contributed to the film by writing and performing the soundtrack and he can be seen on stage in the film. Not for the faint-hearted but essential viewing as it shows a unique historical snapshot of Berlin’s underbelly. Presented in German with English subtitles.

Regie: Uli Edel

Cast: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck


Biografie, Drama

Land: Duitsland

Speelduur: 138 minuten

Taal: Duits

Ondertiteling: Engels


Based on the true story of Christiane F., set in the streets of 1970s Berlin. 13-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 convinces a friend to take her. There, she meets Detlef, who introduces her to Berlin’s underground world of drugs and crime. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.

► 02.11 + 19.11: M – Eine Stadt such einen Mörder (1931)
► 05.11 + 30.11: Possession (1981)
► 09.11 + 03.12: B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015)
► 12.11 + 22.11: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)
► 16.11 + 17.12: Cabaret (1972)
► 23.11: Berlin Alexanderplatz – part 1 (1980)
► 24.11: Berlin Alexanderplatz – part 2 (1980)
► 26.11 + 07.12: Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) – 35mm presentation
► 10.12 + 21.12: Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
► 14.12 + 24.12: Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

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