We the guys from the Berlin zoo Amazon Prime Video – The new eight-episode German TV series Amazon Original tells the story of “Christiane F.” and his infamous Bahnhof Zoo group in a modern reinterpretation of the international bestseller. We, the Berlin Zoo Boys debuted in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in February 2021.
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The story of Christiane, her friends and their ruinous fall into drug addiction and prostitution shocked an entire generation. Now, the Amazon Original series reinterprets well-known memories in a modern way. We, the guys from the Berlin zoo follows the story of you are teenagers who struggle tirelessly to make their dreams of happiness and freedom come true, leaving behind parents, teachers and anyone who doesn’t understand them.
Christiane (Jana McKinnon), Stella (Lena Urzendowsky), Babsi (Lea Drinda), Benno (Michelangelo Fortuzzi) Axel (Jeremias Meyer) and Michi (Bruno Alexander) throw themselves into Berlin nights without limits or rules to celebrate life, love and temptations until they realize that this ecstasy will not only destroy their friendship but plunge them into an abyss.
Since the late 1970s, the shocking true story of a girl from Berlin and her friends has often found a place in the headlines of German and world newspapers. Writing his memoirs, later adapted into a hit film in 1981, “Christiane F.” has become famous all over the world. She first approached drugs in the 1970s by embarking on a path that led her to be addicted to heroin.
With her close group of friends, also heroin addicts, she ends up living on the street and prostituting herself in the Berlin Zoo station area. Christiane F. then met with journalists Kai Hermann and Horst Rieck and with great bluntness told them her heartbreaking story. His memoirs sold more than 5 million copies worldwide before being adapted into the 1981 film Christiane F. – We, the boys from the Berlin Zoo, which won the title of ‘Most Popular Film’ at the World Film Festival of Montreal.
The cast unites a group of promising talents to play the kids of the Berlin Zoo and includes rookies Jana McKinnon, Lena Urzendowsky, Lea Drinda, Michelangelo Fortuzzi, Jeremias Meyer and Bruno Alexander. They are joined by Angelina Häntsch as Karin, Christiane F.’s mother, Sebastian Urzendowsky as Robert, Christiane’s pope, Bernd Hölscher as Günther, Hildegard Schmahl as Babsi’s grandmother, Anni, Valerie Koch as Stella’s mother, Nati, Nik Xhelilaj as Dijan, Heiner Hardt as Benno’s father, Horst, Tom Gronau as Matze and Mai Duong Kieu as Lamai.
We, the Boys of the Berlin Zoo is produced by Oliver Berben and Sophie von Uslar. Annette Hess is the lead writer and creative producer of the series. Philipp Kadelbach is a director and creative producer. We, the Berlin Zoo Boys is an international co-production of Constantin Television and Amazon Studios. Wilma Film and Cattleya are involved as co-producers. Fremantle is responsible for global distribution. The soundtrack, created in collaboration with David Bowie Estate, accompanies the Amazon Original series and is created by Robot Koch and Michael Kadelbach.