Fox and His Friends (1975)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Romance

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A suggestible working-class innocent wins the lottery but lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend and his circle of materialistic friends.


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1 September 2007 | Galina_movie_fan
| Another Memorable Fassbinder's film
In "Fox and His Friends" (1975) which Rainer Werner Fassbinder wrote and directed, he played a main character, Franz Bieberkopf alias "Fox", a lower class, uneducated circus worker who loses his job when his lover, the circus owner is arrested and sent to prison for tax fraud. Fox believes in his luck and strikes it rich by winning 500,000 marks in the lottery and very soon attracts the attention of an elegant, posh, and sophisticated Eugen who knows very well how to make Fox pay for his expensive habits and how to make him invest a lot of money in his father business that is not very successful to say the least. What fascinated me the most - how convincingly Fassbinder - one man production company who came up with the idea, wrote the screenplay and directed the movie- played seemingly tough but as it turned, confused and vulnerable Fox. Another interesting aspect of the movie is the way Fassbinder describes the gay community in Germany of the early 70s. He does not make any excuses and he does not make his characters complete villains or innocent victims. The story he tells could've happened in any community.

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Release Date:

2 February 1976


German, English, French

Country of Origin

West Germany

Filming Locations

Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Box Office


DEM450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,623 16 February 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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