Much better than We Children from Bahnhof Zoo: On Amazon Prime you plunge into addiction hell with a violent film

At Amazon Prime, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo is causing a stir. While some consider the series to be a successful modern reinterpretation for a younger teen audience, for many, including me, the series with its extreme style has completely overshot its target.

If you want to see how a rousing style and the brutal addiction theme are grandiose, you can now stream Requiem for a Dream on Amazon Prime with subscription *. Darren Aronofsky's film is masterfully intoxicating and daunting all in one.

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This is what the Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo-Alternative Requiem for a Dream is all about

In his film, the director addresses the subject of addiction from different perspectives and in different ways. The two friends Harry (Jared Leto) and Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) become dealers themselves in order to finance their heroin addiction. Harry's friend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) is also heavily addicted to drugs and falls into increasingly harsh prostitution. There is also Harry's mother Sara (Ellen Burstyn), who becomes addicted to pills.

Check out the German trailer for Requiem for a Dream here!

Requiem for a Dream is ingeniously staged - and mercilessly devastating

Darren Aronofsky combines the story of interconnected addicts into a violent overall picture that is especially superb in terms of craftsmanship. With the so-called hip-hop montage, which is based on advertising clips, the director alienates the images by faster pace and exaggerated sound effects into a crazy trip.

In connection with the fantastic music by Clint Mansell, Requiem for a Dream transfers the feeling of intoxication of the main characters directly to you without slipping into dangerous glorification. Compared to the Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo series, which celebrates intoxication far too extensively as cool excess, Aronofsky's film opens the throat of addiction hell and plunges you straight into it.

The last 15 minutes in which the director unleashes an unforgettable nightmare are especially unforgettable about Requiem for a Dream. Aronofsky consistently drives the fates of his characters to an inevitable climax.

There are happy endings here, dreamed or fantasized, otherwise only the shocking reality of addiction, (self) destruction and ruin awaits the addicts in this outstanding anti-drug film.

Already knew? The preparation of the stars for Requiem for a Dream

According to IMDb, director Darren Aronofsky asked stars Jared Leto and Marlon Stream planet to go without sex and sugar for 30 days. As a result, they should be able to better understand and embody the feelings of extremely addicts when shooting.

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