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Fox and His Friends

Fox and His Friends 15 rating

Fassbinder's brilliantly caustic and cynical drama follows an ex-fairground worker who wins the lottery but is still mocked and exploited by his boyfriend’s family and friends.

Drama 1975 124 mins

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Overview

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.