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.
Couldnt sleep and while i was searching on youtube for something related this was in my recommendations.
"It is one of the most unremittingly grim portraits of drug addiction ever filmed. That it is based on actual events makes it more heartbreaking."-some review i've read sometime before the sunrise and no surprise, i was revolted.
Every junkie in this is like 12 and i never felt more like a loner in my life
.Thinking at 4 am about how 12 yo heroin addicts have more of a "life" then me was BREAKING INTO MY SOUL
but its popular on tumblt so it must be 5/5
This is probably one of my favorite drug genre films. Uli Edel’s creation beautifully captured the horrors of drug addiction. Derived from the novel “Christiane F -We Children from Bahnhof Zoo” a true story of a fourteen year old girl who starts as a picture of innocence, she soon progresses into a heroin addicted prostitute. Although the film is known to be dark and grim, I found it rather fascinating to watch. The way Uli Edel lured the audience as he shot each scene gradually, from Christine’s curiosity to the intensity of her addiction was just perfect, he did a tremendous job capturing the image of Berlin’s drug addicted teens in the late 1970’s, each scene was so meticulously crafted,…
Ich kann mit Filmen die von Drogenabhängigen handeln einfach gar nichts anfangen. Ich frage mich immer, warum ich mich für eine Geschichte interessieren soll, wenn mir nichts anderes erzählt wird ausser der Absturz und die Sucht nach dem nächsten Schuß. Dazu zählen auch Filme wie 'Requiem for a Dream' oder 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Wenn Drogen als Teil einer großen Geschichte eine Rolle spielen, so wie bei 'Boogie Nights', dann interessiert es mich.
Es geht hier um eine 14jährige die aus Liebe zu Detlef einfach alles probieren will. Ihre eigentlich sorgsame Mutter spielt dabei keine Rolle, selbst als sie mit Detlef in der Wohnung der Mutter einen Entzug durchführt. Auch als Blick auf das historische Berlin der 80er bleibt der Film uninteressant, trotz Konzertaufnahmen von David Bowie in der abgerissenen Deutschlandhalle.
Warum Geschichten von Alkoholikern (à la 'Leaving Las Vegas') mir näher gehen, bedarf einer gesonderten Psychoanalyse.
Drugs in my body music video, fave time for European films.
A German 'thirteen'. So I loved it. Simultaneously cheesy and gritty and theres' a performance from David Bowie!
Too preachy for me. It's like that movie you play in schools for the 3rd graders so they don't do drugs. Come on, how bad can HEROIN actually be?
I thought this film was beautifully depressing. The pacing was impeccable. We watch a nice, innocent young girl with intact morals slowly go down a spiraling path of ugly destruction and you feel for her and those around her. The movie is gritty and gets down to a molecular level that feels all too real. The locale is believable, the actors are believable, the actions they take are believable. Everything about this film was bittersweet and beautifully composed.
Tragic and shocking yet eye opening and realistic look through the eyes of the real children of the Zoo in West Germany in the 70s. Based on the true life story of Christiane Felcherinow A desperate and strung out generation of jailbait junkies and pint sized prostitutes riddled with various substances,amazing music and grimy subculture growing up in a filthy and dangerous environment so overwhelming it becomes painful through such young and mostly first/one time actors spot on and realistic portrayals.
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.
Bring me down, I beg of you.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…