Double Feature

Der Fan

Ultra-Rare 35mm Print!

Christiane F.

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Der Fan

The bizarre German art horror masterwork you’ve always wanted but didn’t know existed, screening for the first time ever in 35mm in Los Angeles! A moody, slow-burn descent into depravity, Der Fan follows a disaffected teen and her escalating, all-consuming obsession with a pop singer (Bodo Steiger, vocalist for German new wave band Rheingold, who provide the score). As her fixation intensifies into madness, the nightmare propels towards its shocking and controversial conclusion.

“One of the most chilling portrayals of psychotic teenage obsession ever committed to film” – Celluloid Scream Festival

“If the cool, austere style of Goodnight Mommy got you excited about arty Euro exploitation, then this is a mandatory watch.” – Vice

Check out a collection of German lobby cards for Der Fan on the New Beverly forum.

Director
Eckhart Schmidt
Starring
Désirée Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger, Simone Brahmann, Jonas Vischer, Helga Tolle, Klaus Munster
Year
1982
Country
West Germany
Format
English dubbed 35mm
Running Time
92 minutes

Christiane F.

A searing, shocking descent into the hell of addiction, Christiane F. tells the true story of a bored West German teen’s downward spiral into a life of drugs and prostitution in 1970s Berlin. Under director Uli Edel’s deft hand, the film’s cast of young nonprofessional actors prove up to the task of the bleak material, as they shoot up, pass out, puke & fuck amidst the harsh backdrop of the notorious Bahnhof Zoo railway station, filling the screen with a quiet terror and hopeless desperation that’s unremittingly grim and hauntingly unforgettable. David Bowie contributes to the soundtrack and appears as himself in a pivotal concert scene.

“This is one of the most horrifying movies I have ever seen. That it is based on actual events makes it more heartbreaking.” – Roger Ebert

“The verisimilitude he achieves is remarkable. Thanks to the naturalness of his players… Mr. Edel is able to simulate the world of Berlin’s teen-age street addicts in sharply convincing detail.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Director
Uli Edel
Starring
Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein, Jens Kuphal, Rainer Wölk, David Bowie
Year
1981
Rated
R
Country
West Germany
Format
English subtitled 35mm
Running Time
131 minutes

Upcoming Showtimes

Sun, December 31
6:30 pm
Der Fan
8:30 pm
Christiane F.

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