Fox and His Friends

  • Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • West Germany, 1975, 123minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm

Fassbinder contemplates whether money can really buy love in his bittersweet tragicomedy. The writerdirector stars as Fox, a naïve former carnival worker who is quickly seduced into the upper class after winning 500,000 German marks in the lottery. To keep his snobby industrialist boyfriend Eugen pleased, Fox keeps throwing his money into the relationship until he is finally bled dry. Fassbinder continues with his cynical commentary on the economics of modern relationships and his fascination for characters who lose sensible judgment when love gets to their heads.

Chicago International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize


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