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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
It's grim. It's dark. It's depressing. But it's extremely well acted. Not a GREAT film, but a quite realistic portrait of a young girls trip down to the bottom of the society. Well worth watching.
Nach einem kurzen busstopp in Berlin, besuchte ich den Schauplatz von diesem Kultklassiker und erinnerte mich zurück als ich diesen Film das erste mal als Kind gesehen habe, und sofort in die unzurückhaltende filmische Inszenierung von Drogenmissbrauch und Sexualität von Jugendlichen verliebt war. Nicht nur die schockenden Elemente die der Film mit sich trägt hat mein weiteres Leben verändert sondern auch die musik von David Bowie, was den besuch am Bahnhofszoo auch um einiges schwerer machte, da dieser Zeitpunkt kurze zeit nach David Bowies tot statt fand.
Zurück denkend wie ich damals auf den Film reagierte, sehe ich den Film auch heute noch mit meinem alter von 20 jahren genauso packend, emotional mitziehend und aufgrund der hervorragenden Kameraführung, ein sehr gut eingefangenes Portrait der Heroinszene in Berlin, mitte der 70er
When I first saw this I was 12. I hated it.
It really is a shocking film and I totally get why I hated it then, but the very aspects I hated it for, are the reasons why I love it now; the incredibly blunt depiction of the horrors of addiction and withdrawal being just one example. (David Bowie's cameo and soundtrack being another)
This movie will ruin your day. Let it.
If you haven't seen it yet, I strongly urge you to rectify that. (Obviously not with the English dubbing though)
Very romantic happy movie about skateboarding and David Bowie.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…