2/4/81: Christiane F. film released

On Thursday 2 April 1981 the full length move Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (We Children from Bahnhof Zoo) was released in West Germany and in the USA. The film tells the story of the Berlin teenager Christiana F. is who taken into the underground drugs scene through frequenting 'The Sound' a modern music club in the city, during the late seventies. The young girl eventually becomes addicted to heroin.

The film starred Natja Brunckhorst (b. 1966) as the young protagonist and was directed by Uli Edel.
His vivid depiction of the drugs scene and drug addiction shocked audiences and both the movie and the original book  acquired cult status in Europe immediately after the film's release.

The popularity of the film was further boosted by the partecipation of singer and musician David Bowie, whose 'Berlin period' songs are included in the film soundtrack album. According to the original book, the real Christiane F. had had her first experience with heroin at a David Bowie concert.

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