Letting aside anything else, this has been a very important movie for the 90s-the first to openly approach drug-culture from a rather realistic, social, non-dramatic, even humorist point of view. To this add an excellent soundtrack, an persuasive cast and an overall decent camera work and you get a 90s classic!
Boring druggy poseurs read William Burroughs instead. The sound track helped iggy pop,worth a star for that only. A brilliant film about teenage heroin addicts? CHRISTIANE F Uli Edel 1981 Germany. Brill live performances by Bowie as well. Actually it's a masterpiece, a teenage classic like the WARRIORS, Walter Hill, USA 1979