Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fox and His Friends



1975 West German Feature
Alternate Title: Faustrecht der Freiheit

Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Kurt Raab and El Hedi ben Salem
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Christian Hohoff

Synopsis:
The misadventures of Franz "Fox" Biberkopf, a working-class gay man who falls in love with the elegant son of an industrialist.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 87% / Audience: 85 %

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



Notes/Trivia:
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who was normally overweight, dieted strenuously to lose weight in order to play the role of Fox, which included a full-frontal nude scene.
  • Final film appearance of El Hedi ben Salem, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's then ex-lover.

Related Movies:
  • Featured in the documentary Ich will nicht nur, daß ihr mich liebt - Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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