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This powerful and shocking movie is an adaption from the bestselling
book based on the true story of Christiane F. Having lived in Berlin
until the mid 80's and being the same age as Christiane F. I can only
stress the authencity of both book and movie. Berlin was a dark and
depressing city at the time, yet a true metropolis with all its
problems. You didn't have to be part of the "drug scene" to notice it
everywhere in the downtown and surrounding area. Strung out junkies
hitting you up for money in subway stations, streetwalkers, prostitutes
at the Bahnhof Zoo ... the magazine article, followed by the book and
movie just kind of brought it out in the open and documented the
problem. The movie is still relevant 20 years later, one just have to
put it a bit in perspective.
The soundtrack with David Bowie's music (newly rereleased on CD) is powerful and fits the overall mood perfect. Note: Christiane F. continued to struggle with her drug addiction until 1996 when she had her son. She lives in Berlin.