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Need help identifying a flick!!
Topic by: geodem
Posted: June 7, 2004 - 2:50 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 15, 2004 - 9:11 PM PDT

author topic: Need help identifying a flick!!
geodem
post #1  on June 7, 2004 - 2:50 PM PDT  
Lots of foreign film experts here, so I'm confident someone will help me remember the title of a German film I rented on VHA a few years ago -- it probably dates from the early/mid-eighties.

Plot revolves around young teenage girl living in post-war Germany (Berlin?) who's a self-destructive delinquent. She picks up a series of American G.I.s and it gets darker from there -- concluding with her suicide (or so I believe). The music playing under the title-crawl as she walks into the water is (of this I'm certain!) the haunting aria from Purcell's "King Arthur" -- "What Power art thou."

It's been bugging me for awhile, now -- any clue to the title? Director?

GD
SDChas
post #2  on June 8, 2004 - 4:21 PM PDT  
I think you mean "Christiane F".

At IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082176/

I could sorta visualize the cover but could not remember the name. So, I did a search of IMDB for 'Berlin' under plots to find the title.
Eoliano
post #3  on June 8, 2004 - 4:45 PM PDT  
Christiane F
SDChas
post #4  on June 8, 2004 - 5:04 PM PDT  
> On June 8, 2004 - 4:45 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
Oops: your link does not work - because the search name did not become part of the link.
Try this one:
Christian F


Yes GC does have it. I did not bother to look. Thanks Eoliano.



Eoliano
post #5  on June 8, 2004 - 5:07 PM PDT  
Oops, right you are. Must've hastily grabbed the search link in the address bar instead of the title shortcut. [g]
geodem
post #6  on June 8, 2004 - 5:33 PM PDT  
Grazie molto, one and all! The title eluded me despite countless searches -- and the movie probably wasn't all that good, but I'd like to see that dreary ending with the Purcell aria once more.

> On June 8, 2004 - 5:07 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oops, right you are. Must've hastily grabbed the search link in the address bar instead of the title shortcut. [g]
> ---------------------------------

IVLIA
post #7  on July 15, 2004 - 9:11 PM PDT  
Hi. Is everyone sure this is Christiane F? I wish I knew the name of the film you're looking for, but I don't think it's Christiane F, a film made in the late 70s. The latter takes place in Germany, yes, and the title character is self-destructive, but that's about all they have in common. Christiane doesn't committ suicide. She does turn tricks but not with G.I.s. And there's no Purcell in the film--most of the music is Bowie or similar glitter-era rock.

Again, wish I had the answer, alas. But I'd still rent Christiane F; it's a good film.


> On June 7, 2004 - 2:50 PM PDT geodem wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Lots of foreign film experts here, so I'm confident someone will help me remember the title of a German film I rented on VHA a few years ago -- it probably dates from the early/mid-eighties.
>
> Plot revolves around young teenage girl living in post-war Germany (Berlin?) who's a self-destructive delinquent. She picks up a series of American G.I.s and it gets darker from there -- concluding with her suicide (or so I believe). The music playing under the title-crawl as she walks into the water is (of this I'm certain!) the haunting aria from Purcell's "King Arthur" -- "What Power art thou."
>
> It's been bugging me for awhile, now -- any clue to the title? Director?
>
> GD
> ---------------------------------

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