Story of heroin addiction in 1970s West Berlin gets modern remake

Story of heroin addiction in 1970s West Berlin gets modern remake

The Guardian

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Amazon Prime’s version of bestselling book and cult film based on Christiane F’s adolescence will launch on Friday

The story of a girl’s descent into drug addiction and prostitution in 1970s West Berlin, which became a bestselling book and cult film across Europe, is returning to screens in a modern remake.

Christiane Felscherinow’s lengthy taped interviews with two journalists formed the backbone of the book Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, which was published in 1978 and made into a film directed by Uli Edel in 1981. An eight part series with the same title launches in German on Amazon Prime on Friday evening.

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