West Germany: Christiane F. Teen-age heroine in Berlin

Teen-age heroine in Berlin

German cinema has given the world a cast of characters as varied as the diabolical Dr. Caligari and the sultry chanteuse of Blue Angel. But none was ever quite like the film heroine that has recently drawn West German audiences to the movies in droves¬óChristiane F.: We Children from the Zoo Station. The protagonist starts off as a teen-age prostitute and drug addict who haunts the squalid fringes of West Germany's affluent society. On the screen, when she is not listening to David Bowie tapes in the labyrinthine subway...

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