It's difficult to do Christiane F justice in words, I could write pages and pages and I still wouldn't have got my point across. It is the most frightening, realistic, seedy, dark, dank and potent film I have ever seen. Edel and his fine young cast draw us into a world where even withdrawal is no way out, and the addicts, whilst being experienced junkies, clearly do not understand their situation - "we'll only smoke grass now and again." As the film progresses, the earlier "heroin chic" and constant referencing of David Bowie disappears, leaving only a world where there is no way out, just an ever-tightening circle of lies, false promises and bleakness. Look, just watch it, ok?