Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo - 1981 - Color - 138 mn
Original version with French subtitles - Germany
Direction Uli Edel
Production Bernd Eichinger, Hans Kaden, Hans Weth
Screenplay Herman Weigel
Editing Jane Seitz
Photography Jürgen Jürges, Justus Pankau
Music by Jürgen Knieper, David Bowie
With Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein, Jens Kuphal
Presentation reserved to audience above 16
Saturday 15 September 2018 - 21:15 - Showroom 300 - Presented by Gaspar Noé
"Piss and shit everywhere !" Thus begins this teenager's life in the hellish world of drugs and prostitution in late 70's Berlin.
Eight years before his successful adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr (Last Exit to Brooklyn), Uli Edel took on the bestseller by Kai Hermann and Horst Rieck. A portrait of Berlin's underworld in the 70's, with disarming sincere acting by Natja Brunckhorst (later seen in Fassbinder's Querelle) and featuring David Bowie playing himself in a key scene. Cult and addictive !