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Fox and His Friends

Fox and His Friends

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
 Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
, Peter Chatel
Peter Chatel
, Harry Baer
Harry Baer
, Adrian Hoven
Adrian Hoven

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/2017
UPC: 0715515191517
Original Release: 1975
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 36,086

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Fox,Franz Biberkopf
Peter Chatel Eugen
Harry Baer Philipe
Adrian Hoven Father
Ulla Jacobsson Mother
Karl Heinz Böhm Max
Liselotte Eder Actor
Elma Karlowa Actor
Peter Kern Actor
Evelyn Kunneke Actor
Christiane Maybach Hedwig
Kurt Raab Actor
Barbara Valentin Actor
Hans Zander Actor
Irm Hermann Actor
Rudolf Lenz Actor
Karl Scheydt Actor
Ursula Straetz Actor
Bruce Low Actor
Walter Sedlmayr Actor

Technical Credits
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Director,Screenwriter
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Thea Eymesz Editor
Christian Hohoff Producer,Production Manager,Screenwriter
Helga Kempke Costumes/Costume Designer
Kurt Raab Production Designer
Peer Raben Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fox and His Friends (Criterion Collection)
1. Fox The Speaking Head
2. Lottery Ticket
3. Half A Million Marks
4. A Little Escapade
5. Bankruptcy
6. Business Partners
7. Real Love
8. Precious Things
9. In Triplicate
10. Expensive Ideas
11. Hedwig
12. Morocco
13. Collateral
14. Dinner Party
15. Stressed
16. Over And Out
17. Nightmares
18. Born Yesterday
19. Everything
20. The Short Straw

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