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Gripping, visually impressive story of a bored German girl's decline into drug use and prostitution. Based on a West German magazine article. Sobering and dismal look at a milieu in which innocence and youth have run amok. The film's impact is only somewhat undermined by poor dubbing. Bowie appears in a concert sequence.

German Language Video Center, 7625 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226-5298, Phone: (317)547-1257, Fax: (317)547-1263, Email:, URL:

Available on Running time 120 minutes. Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Oldest Profession, Adapted from an Article, True Stories
Natja Brunkhorst, Thomas Haustein, David Bowie
Uli Edel
David Bowie
Bernd Eichinger, Hans Weth

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Christiane F.
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The movie Christiane F. released in 1982, with a run time of 120 minutes. Christiane F. is about a forteen year old girl, Chritiane, who lives in Berlin. The movie is set in the 1970’s and shows the drug scene in Berlin during that time. Chritiane lives with her mother and younger sister. When she’s too young and legally can’t get into a new disco, she asks a friend to take her and sneak her in. There she meets not so good people. Everyone there is basically into drugs. The more she goes there, the more she gets drawn into the wrong crowd and scene. Will she be able to save herself and get out of the wrong crowd?