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Fox and His Friends (1975)

Faustrecht der Freiheit (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2 February 1976 (USA)
A young West German working-class man wins the lottery and initiates a relationship with a man above his social standing.

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Max (as Karl-Heinz Böhm)
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Wolf Thiess, Eugen's father
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Hedwig
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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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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

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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Bird On A Wire
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How to get exploited by your rich lover.
26 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of Fassbinder´s most sad, dramatic films. Very 70´s and interesting. The gay theme must have been very provocative in these times. But if you want to watch another, even more gay film by him, watch his final movie "Querelle" (after the novel "Querelle de Brest" by Jean Genet). For me this one is a ´9´.


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