-MOVIE OF THE WEEK- Christiane F. (1981)
Everybody have their own favorite niche genre of films. A category of films that for some reason speaks to them. For me personally, it is the movies that are from West Germany during the 70s and 80s. In particular, the more underground gritty films that really captured the daily life of West Berlin. What movie did this best? In my opinion, Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo, did exactly that. Certainly, the more popular movie of that underground cinema, thanks to David Bowie, whom makes an appearance in the movie (concert segments) but also providing the soundtrack for the movie. Capturing the wild youth of that era. It is a picture that can be depressing and heartbreaking due to its depiction of a real person's life, as it is based on a true story. But it does it with such rawness that you are instantly transported to that world from the very first seconds.