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Fox and His Friends (1975)
"Faustrecht der Freiheit" (original title)

 -  Drama | Crime | Romance  -  2 February 1976 (USA)
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Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a working-class guy, at loose ends when his lover is arrested and the police shutter their carnival booth. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Chatel ...
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Karlheinz Böhm ...
Max (as Karl-Heinz Böhm)
Adrian Hoven ...
Wolf Thiess, Eugen's father
Christiane Maybach ...
Hedwig
Harry Baer ...
Philip (as Harry Bär)
Hans Zander ...
Barman Springer
Kurt Raab ...
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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Storyline

Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a working-class guy, at loose ends when his lover is arrested and the police shutter their carnival booth. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets himself be picked up by an elegant older man named Max. At Max's, he meets two younger gay men who have expensive tastes and images to uphold. The next day, Fox wins 500,000 marks in the lottery, and Max's friends suddenly become Fox's friends, especially Eugen, the heir to a bookbinding firm that's short of cash. Eugen's polish beguiles Fox, and the fleecing begins. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The normally overweight Rainer Werner Fassbinder dieted strenuously to lose weight in order to play the role of Fox, which included a full-frontal nude scene. See more »

Quotes

Max: There are drunks lying everywhere! The state should do something. It's the same everywhere. In Helsinki recently, there were so many drunks lying around even though it's hard to get alcohol in Finland.
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Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) See more »

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Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
Written by Georges Moustaki
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One of Fassbinder's Best
23 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

"Faustrecht der Freiheit" occupies a valued place in my video collection. I find myself returning to it again and again, thoroughly enjoying Fassbinder's talent, which run throughout the film. Perceptive, witty and challenging, this drama provides astute observations on societal motivations, political aspirations and, above all, human nature.


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