Fox and His Friends 1975
123 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Fassbinder's brilliantly caustic and cynical drama was way ahead of its time in its depiction of characters who are unproblematically gay. Fox, an ex-fairground worker, wins the lottery and falls in love with ‘posh and prissy’ Eugen (Chatel) but is mocked and exploited by his boyfriend’s family and friends.
Outstanding in the title role, Fassbinder exudes vitality and vulnerability. It’s both savagely funny and desperately sad.