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Fox and His Friends [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1975]

Release Date:01/17/2017
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    Special Features

    • Excerpt from a 1975 interview with directo Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    • Excerpts from a 1981 interview with composer Peer Raben
    • New interview with actor Harry Baer
    • New interview with filmmaker Ira Sachs
    • Trailer


    Fox and His Friends
    Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and His Friends) was one of the many films in the short, but prolific, career of German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Fassbinder plays Franz Biberkopf, a financially poor gay man who performs in a traveling circus as Fox the Talking Head. One day, he lucks into winning half a million marks in a lottery. This attracts the attention of numerous swindlers, including Eugen (Peter Chatel), who becomes Fox's lover, gets Fox to spend the money on Eugen, and then dumps Fox mercilessly once the money is gone. Unable to come to terms with how he has been used, and miserable at being in the same place he was before he won the money, Fox commits suicide. The cast is rounded out by El Hedi ben Salem and Brigitte Mira, the stars of Fassbinder's celebrated Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
      Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Fox
    • Peter Chatel
      Peter Chatel - Eugen
    • Harry Baer
      Harry Baer - Philipe
    • Adrian Hoven
      Adrian Hoven - Father
    • Ulla Jacobsson
      Ulla Jacobsson - Mother

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