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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and His Friends)

123' - 1975 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, French, English
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Composer: Peer Raben With: Peter Chatel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karlheinz Böhm

In this dark examination of love and money, Fox (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) is a young, gay member of the German working class. When he meets the older and dapper Max, who has upper-class roots, Fox thinks he may have found someone to help him out, but Max refuses to do so. However, this changes when Fox wins big on the lottery, and Max becomes friendlier and helps to reinvent Fox. But, in fact, Max and his friends are slyly trying to swindle him out of his new fortune.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Peer Raben


Peter Chatel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karlheinz Böhm


Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Michael Ballhaus


Thea Eymèsz

More information


German, French, English

Countries of production

West Germany



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