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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and his Friends)

Edition 1989
123' - 1975 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, French, English
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Composer: Peer Raben With: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Franz (Fassbinder), an unemployed showman and hooker, wins a half a million in the lottery. Antique dealer Max (Karlheinz Böhm) introduces him to a group of elegant homosexuals. He falls in love with Eugen (Peter Chatel), the son of an entrepreneur. The two move in together. Franz pays the rent of the apartment that is being furnished extravagantly by Eugen. Also, Franz puts the quasi bankrupt firm of Eugen’s family back on an even keel. Eugen wants to teach Franz good manners and culture, but the class difference remains insurmountable. Eugen’s financial exploitation of Franz is continuous; the latter looses his share in the firm and finally even his apartment. The two split up. Eugen returns to his old lover. Franz commits suicide.

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Credits

Director

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Composer

Peer Raben

With

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Michael Ballhaus

Editor

Thea Eymèsz

Producer

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

More information

Dialogue

German, French, English

Countries of production

West Germany

Year

1975

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