Friday, March 19, 2010

Images From My All Time Favorite Films: Ulrich Edel's Christiane F.










5 comments:

nancy said...

The actress' race look really touchable.
She is not pretty but differnet

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

Great film and wonderful stills, Jeremy. Thanks for sharing them!

night person said...

I saw this film in the theatre upon its American release in the early 80's. I was a freshman in High School. None of my friends wanted to see it because it was in German and Bowie was not cool in that pre-"Let's Dance" era in the south. Those were the exact reasons I wanted to see it - German and Bowie. Alas it was rated "R." I talked my Mom into taking me to see it. It was a harrowing film to say the least and we did not speak during the film. After it was over, my Mom turned to me and said that she thought "every high school kid should see this film..."

Ned Merrill said...

Thanks for the images, Jeremy. Long a favorite of mine, although even though I have the British DVD (with German soundtrack and English subtitles), it's a hard one to revisit often. For some reason, the American disc, which I believe is out of print, features the dubbed English soundtrack and the German soundtrack, but no English subtitle option. A shame, as this movie should be seen, in its proper version, by a lot more people. One of my favorite moments in the film is the "Heroes/Helden" montage in shopping mall. Brilliant! Not surprisingly, one of the lightest moments in the film. If you can find the book in English, by the way, it is just as harrowing and moving.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments. I think it is a really special film and I wish the current Region 1 DVD was a better quality release. A fully loaded special edition is in order.