Christiane F.

Synopsis: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by 'The Sound', a new disco with the most modern equipment. Although legally she's too young, she asks a friend to take her. There, she meets Detlef, who's in a clique where everybody's on drugs. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Uli Edel
Production: Maran Film
  2 wins.
138 min



Piss and sh*t everywhere

If you look close enough

At first sight it looks fine,

with its lawns...

...and shopping centers.

But the staircases of the

flats stink!

What are the children to do,

when they are playing outside?

They sh*t themselves waiting for the lift,

so instead they do it in the lobby.

I've lived here since I was six,

together with my mother, sister and a cat.

And I'm tired of it.

The posters hang all over the city...

'Sound' - Europe's most modern discotheque!

I want to go there.

One day I said to my mother:

I'll sleep at Kessi's

Kessi is the coolest girl in my class,

everybody likes her

She already has big breasts;

I admire her

'Sound' is her second home; She's there

every weekend, and knows everybody

This will be my first time

Come on!

Is she 16?

Of course, she's in my class

- Is Atze here?

- When isn't he here?

Please put down the bag. You can't walk

around with a plastic bag in here

Wait a moment..

Cherry Juice, please!

- Come on!

- We're in the Cinema


- Don't you want any?

- I don't feel like it!

- First time?

- I just don't feel like it!

Stop that sh*t!

You shouldn't have taken that pill

Can't take it?

Are you OK?

He's Axel

I'm Detlev

I'm going back in

You want to get back in?

See you!

- Pitty, where have you been?

- He's been playing with the kids

- Why weren't you in school?

- I have packed my things


Has the old man won you over?

Is it because of Mother's new friend?

It's dad

He's waiting for me downstairs

Mom is struggling to keep up,

and all you want is to get away from here

You should be glad

More stuff for you

No, I'd rather see you stay

And I want to try living with Dad

- And what about the fights in the past?

- He wants to make up for everything

Follow me down?

Won't you think about it?

I don't understand you

Any message for Dad?

Don't be grumpy

What are you doing in the dark?

Did you meet Sabine?

- Now we're all alone

- She will be back

- You think?

- It won't work

You know what?

We're having a lovely evening together

Turn it over

- Watch out! It runs...

- That's the whole point!

It's Klaus, I invited him

Just so we're not alone. Do you mind?

Can I borrow your shoes?

Are you going out?

Just over to Kessi's

If you have to

I have something for you

Hope you like it!


Shall we go somewhere?


- Coming with us?

- Where?

I'm really too tired

You can sleep when you're dead

The Police!

I hope they didn't catch Kessi

- My mom thinks I'm sleeping at her place

- And her mom thinks she's sleeping at yours?

Are you often at 'Sound'?

- Will you be there next week?

- Of course!

We're really high up

I get all dizzy

You haven't taken any more trips, have you?

You don't care for them, right?

Not really

Want one?

Did you make that yourself?

- Didn't it hurt?

- Yes, but I was bored

It's almost dawn

- Are you going home?

- What about you?

I'm going back to my place;

come with me, if you like

I live with Axel

Are you angry?

We thought the cops caught you

Look, two Martians

She was that loaded, there was hardly

enough room for her in the lift

The Police

Over here

I think they're still looking for us

You ought to arrest him;

he's an addict

You're coming with me

Keep away from my daughter

Kessi has no use for bad influences

Can you do your homework

with all that noise?

It's Klaus' record

It's the record Klaus gave me

That doesn't mean it should

be played so loud

David Bowie is coming to Berlin

The guy on the record Klaus gave me

You want to go?

Can Kessi come, too?

I often sleep at her place

I might get some tickets

through work

Have you hurt yourself?

It's a tattoo

A what?

A tattoo, it's not finished

But that's permanent?

Well, you have to walk around with it

- I've just met a boy

- And he has one just like it

You know, I didn't really think of

going to the concert with Kessi

I get you

- Are you going to the concert, too?

- I can't afford it


What have you bought?


You can swallow three trips at once,

or something else to turn you on

I can get you anything,

but leave 'H' alone

Otherwise, I won't see you again

Axel, Detlev wants to take 'H'

If he fancies it

Didn't you understand me?

If he wants to take it, he will

- Can't you talk to him?

- Me, of all people?

What do you mean?

I thought you were his friend

I thought he lived at your place

Stay cool, kid

Take something before you flip out

Look at them. The cooler they are,

the more shots they've had

What's up?

- You look like a corpse

- Because I'm a blood donor

- Why do you do it?

- Because I need the dough

I'll see if somebody's got

a Valium left for us

Mandrax. I couldn't get Valium

- Is he ill?

- He needs a shot

- Apart from me, who doesn't shoot up?

- No one I know

Got any dough?

Twenty marks

I'll get some. Wait outside

I've got some. And I've got

my old man's car

Ciao, thanks for the dough

Open up

I want to try it

No way

I paid for it

I want my share

Let me in

I don't shoot up, I just sniff


- Just once

- As they all say

I'm in control of myself

Take that, and you'll soon be

as far gone as me

- You'll be a corpse then

- From giving blood?

Why don't you join us?

Something wrong?

Got a trip for me?

What do you want with a trip?

- Do you want a drink?

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Uli Edel

Uli Edel (born 11 April 1947) is a German film and television director, best known for his work on films such as Last Exit to Brooklyn and Body of Evidence. more…

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