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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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One of the most thought-provoking, interesting and disturbing films I have ever seen See more (68 total) »


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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:R18+ | 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?

One of Christiane F.'s best friends in the movie is Babsi (played by Christiane Reichelt) who later hit the cover of the newspaper "Berliner Zeit" in 1977 when she died aged only fourteen. Babsi was the youngest drug victim in Berlin, and her death, along with the publication of the book "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" helped in raising the awareness of the increased number of teenage drug users.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 Tiny Furniture (2010)See more »
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56 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
One of the most thought-provoking, interesting and disturbing films I have ever seen, 7 July 2004
Author: cocteau_fiend ( from Blue Mountains, Australia

I really wasn't prepared for this film, or was I? I had been recommended it, and told it was disturbing, but it certainly had a massive effect on me.

Christiane F is the true story of a girl who gets seduced by the German nightlife and David Bowie, and slowly drifts onto heroin.

There are several disturbing parts of this movie. The heroin/prostitution scenes are disturbing, but I didn't get disturbed by these as much as I did the story. The media would have us believe that heroin users and dealers are monsters and don't have a right to live. The people in this movie are real, and easy to identify with.

I definitely recommend this movie, and compared to Trainspotting (a film I also enjoyed) is much more realistic.

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