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Uli Edel (additional writer)
Kai Hermann (book)
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Release Date:
2 April 1981 (USA) See more »
At 12 it was Angel Dust. At 13 it was heroin. Then she took to the streets. See more »
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Eberhard Auriga ... Alter Fixer

Natja Brunckhorst ... Christiane
Peggy Bussieck ... Puppi
Lothar Chamski ... Rolf
Rainer Woelk ... Leiche (as Rainer Wölk)
Uwe Diderich ... Klaus
Jan Georg Effler ... Bernd
Ellen Esser ... Kessis Mutter
Andreas Fuhrmann ... Atze
Thomas Haustein ... Detlev
Lutz Hemmerling ... Bienenstich
Daniela Jaeger ... Kessi
Bernhard Janson ... Milan
Jens Kuphal ... Axel
Christiane Lechle ... Christianes Mutter
Kerstin Malessa ... Tina
Christiane Reichelt ... Babsi
Kerstin Richter ... Stella
Cathrine Schabeck ... Linda
Stanislaus Solotar ... Stottermaxe

David Bowie ... David Bowie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renate Küster ... Mutter der Freundin (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Uli Edel  (as Ulrich Edel)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Uli Edel  additional writer
Kai Hermann  book
Horst Rieck  book
Herman Weigel 

Produced by
Bernd Eichinger .... producer
Hans Kaden .... co-producer (as Hans H. Kaden)
Bertram Vetter .... producer: SDR
Hans Weth .... producer
Original Music by
Jürgen Knieper 
Cinematography by
Jürgen Jürges 
Justus Pankau 
Film Editing by
Jane Seitz 
Production Design by
Sabine Eichinger 
Harald Muchametow 
Set Decoration by
Rainer Schaper 
Holger Scholz 
Costume Design by
Myrella Bordt 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sabine Eichinger .... production manager
Edgar Hinz .... unit manager
Harald Muchametow .... production manager
Peter Rothkopf .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Babette Kirchhoff .... assistant director
Petra Materne .... assistant director
Art Department
Helmut Donat .... stage maker
Udo Gaidosch .... property master: indoor
Helmut Pospich .... stage maker
Holger Scholz .... property master: outdoor
Sound Department
Lothar Mankewitz .... sound
Hans-Dieter Schwarz .... sound mixer
Sybille Windt .... sound editor
Hieronymus Würden .... assistant sound
Special Effects by
María Luisa Pino .... apprentice special effects and makeup
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans-Günther Bücking .... assistant camera
Achim Poulheim .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Carola Mai .... assistant editor
Other crew
Berno Kürten .... script supervisor
Christiane Felscherinow .... consultant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Christiane F." - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"We Children from Bahnhof Zoo" - USA
"Zoo" - UK
"Кристиане Ф." - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Я Кристина" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Å være ung er for jævli" - Norway
"Christiane F." - Finland (DVD title)
"Christiane F." - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Christiane F." - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Christiane F. - Mi djeca s Kolodvora Zoo" - Croatia
"Christiane F. - Noi i ragazzi dello zoo di Berlino" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Christiane F. - Tyttö huumekadulta" - Finland (DVD title)
"Christiane F. - i morgen er det slut" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Christiane F. - tyttö metroasemalta" - Finland
"Christiane F., πόρνη στα 13 για ναρκωτικά" - Greece
"Cristina F." - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Eu, Christiane F., 13 Anos, Drogada e Prostituída" - Brazil
"Kristijana F." - Serbia (imdb display title)
"Moi, Christiane F., 13 ans, droguée, prostituée..." - France
"My, dzieci z dworca Zoo" - Poland
"Vi barn från Bahnhof Zoo" - Sweden
"Yo, Cristina F" - Spain
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138 min | 131 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Australia:RC (1983) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1981) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:18 (video) (2000) (uncut) | UK:18 (video) (1986) (cut) | UK:X (theatrical release) (1981) (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Many extras and background artists appearing in the Sound Club and Railway Station scenes were real life youth, drug addicts, and prostitutes who were found by the production for the sequences involving crowds.See more »
Continuity: After Christiane meets two friends inside of the Zoo station building, all three leave through a door looking for Detlef (Christiane's boyfriend) where the male prostitutes stand in line. One of her friends (Axel) wears flares-type light blue jeans inside the station, but outside he suddenly wears slim-fit dark blue jeans.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »
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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Twenty years later, 28 November 2004
Author: JLongo-1 from Huntington Beach, CA

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.

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