Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (Christiane F in the english version) is a 1981 German film directed by Ulrich Edel that portrays the drug scene in West Berlin in the 1970s, based on the non-fiction book of the same name written following tape recordings of teenage girl Christiane F.¬†Both the movie and the book acquired cult status in Europe immediately after release, raising awareness of heroin addiction. The popularity of the movie was greatly boosted by David Bowie’s participation as both himself (portrayed giving a concert early in the movie) and as the main contributor to the soundtrack. Bowie’s music from his albums made in Berlin during 1976-77 is heavily featured throughout the picture.

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