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Fox and His Friends (1975)

Faustrecht der Freiheit (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2 February 1976 (USA)
Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict within the gay world from the German director Reiner Werner Fassbinder. Fassbinder plays... See full summary »

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Peter Chatel ...
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Max (as Karl-Heinz Böhm)
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Wolf Thiess, Eugen's father
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Hedwig
Harry Baer ...
Philip (as Harry Bär)
Hans Zander ...
Barman Springer
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Wodka-Peter
Rudolf Lenz ...
Attorney Dr. Siebenkäss
Karl Scheydt ...
Klaus
Peter Kern ...
Florist 'Fatty' Schmidt
Karl-Heinz Staudenmeyer ...
Krapp (as Karl Heinz Staudenmeier)
Walter Sedlmayr ...
Car dealer
Bruce Low ...
Doctor
Marquard Bohm ...
American Soldier (as Marquart Bohm)
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Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict within the gay world from the German director Reiner Werner Fassbinder. Fassbinder plays Fox, he is working class, a former circus performer who wins the lottery of DM 500,000. His life starts to look up and doesn't have to struggle financially. Fox can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. He begins a new relationship with Eugen, creates a business partnership, and his life is looking bright. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class roots, and the shiny new facade of middle class consciousness. Written by Nathan Niessen

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Survival of the fittest.

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Drama | Romance

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DEM 450,000 (estimated)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Franz Bieberkopf: [repeated lines Fox says to Eugen] I love you!
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References All That Heaven Allows (1955) See more »

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Le Métèque
Written by Georges Moustaki
Performed by Georges Moustaki
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Fasssbinder at his best
28 August 2001 | by (Greece,Thessaloniki) – See all my reviews

A powerful and harrowing melodrama and one of Fassbinder's most accessible movies,this is a must-see for all those interested in intelligent filmmaking.The tragic story of Fox is masterfully and poignantly handled by Fassbinder, while never slipping into sloppy sentimentality.At the same time the film explores sexual and political issues that are still very much relevant.


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