Movies that are slightly off.
The Image of a Generation.
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the 'Sound', a new disco with most modern equipment. Although she's legally 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.
In my time as a film fan, I've seen countless tales of drugs and poverty. Whether it may be the masterpiece that is Lukas Moodysson’s Lilja-4-ever from 2002 or Jerry Schatzberg’s powerhouse film The Panic in Needle Park, I've always found the sub-genre to be one of the most fascinating and powerful in all of cinema. They depict life in the most explosive ways, with graphic imagery and some truly relentless storytelling and tend to be films that are sure calls for a lump to be found in a throat before the credits appear.
Christiane F is a film like no other. Adapted from the non-fiction autobiographical novel from Christiane F herself, the novel details her struggle with drugs in…
No one moves, no one talks / no one thinks, no one walks
Kind of like going to a party that starts off cool but then the hosts start sobbing hysterically about the friends they've lost and the horrible things that they did before they got clean, and you're like hey man I just came over to listen to some Bowie records.
The absolute movie that made me realize how I never wanted to do hard drugs in my life. Especially because of the scene on the bed…you see what I'm talking about?
Thank you movies for making me a better person (y)!
When people hear Heroes from Bowie and think 'OMAGOD the tunnel song!' I'm like…hell no, not the image I have in my head.
Berlin, late 70's, the drug of choice is heroin. The young girl Christiane played brilliantly by Natja Brockenhorst is your typical bored teen. Living with her single mother,she's just interested in going to the disco, listening to David Bowie and after one of Bowie's concerts she, more out of boredom than anything else, spikes her vein with heroin for the first time. She manages to keep going to school and have a junkie boyfriend at the time. Until her addiction throws her head first into, petty crime, cruising the train stations baths for johns and deadly overdoses at every turn. Before Heaven Knows What, Kids and Trainspotting, there was this masterpiece. Loved it.
A really feel good movie with a fantastic David Bowie soundtrack.
La película que Eloy de la Iglesia intentó emular en los 80 y no logró alcanzar. Tremenda.
PD. Momentazo el concierto de Bowie.
Ya lo dice la sinopsis, es un retrato, la película plasma una situación muy dura, pero ya se sabe como va a empezar, desarrollarse, y a acabar.
Eterno David Bowie, por cierto.
One of the grimmest films in the drug genre, is the true tale of a young girl that's about to turn fourteen in Berlin and how she falls into the wrong scene that results into a descent to hell. The main character Christian F. Is a nice young girl that lives with her single mother goes to a club on the weekends, on one chance evening she stumbles into a bathroom filled with heroin users. Repulsed she runs away and becomes nauseous and to her rescue is the nice young boy Detlev. The two become a couple and then rapidly go down the rabbit hole of heroin, after almost scraping rock bottom by becoming prostitutes the two decide to kick…
Crazy film. Absolutely crazy. But timeless. A warning. Shocking. Worth checking out. Oh and f great soundtrack by David Bowie!
Depressingly realistic, haunting, nasty, grim all at once and most of all, true to life. Christiane F. is an unflinching look at addiction through the eyes of a 14 year old girl. I doubt I'll be forgetting this any time soon.
For the Bowie lovers. For the H lovers. For the lame dubbed lovers.
esse filme dá medo
Growing up in the age of Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream, we are a generation who is, I suspect, surprisingly jaded when it comes to heroin, and heroin films as a genre. So it is difficult to not view Christiane F. through a sort of afterschool special lens, full of tropes we've seen a thousand times. BUT, when considering that it is one of the first of its kind (the mother of all heroin films, if you will), Christiane F. is something very special. Natja Brunckhorst is mesmerizing in the title role, and the incredibly specific and almost alien world of 70's west Berlin is given an undestandable shape, through her eyes. Likewise, her descent from innocence to depravity…
It was a really good movie.It's one of those movies that shows how drugs can effect you,change you,deform you.Movie sets somewhere in 1970 in Berlin.The story its about christiane a 14 years old girl who meets drugs in such a young age,and how her whole life change bcs of one pill she took.
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