Faustrecht der Freiheit

Faustrecht der Freiheit

Fox and his friends

DVD - 2002 | German
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Fassbinder directs and stars as a gay lower-class carnival performer known as Fox the Talking Head, who strikes it rich by winning a lottery. Then he has an ill-fated romance with an elegant upperclass lover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Wellspring Media ; [S.l.] : Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, [2002]
ISBN: 9780794201517
0794201512
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Fox and his friends

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Froster Mar 10, 2014

Almost Brechtian in its polemics....there are no shades of gray in this sly indictment of capitalism. Sly, because of the "victim within victims" nature of this particular fable. It is no mistake that Fassbinder locates his story in the gay subculture of the time (although actually "the time" seems earlier than the mid-70's). The "bell jar" nature of this society underscores this clever indictment of the class system: money and sex are the common currencies that cross these borders, all the way from aristocrats to petits bourgeoises to carny workers. At the beginning of the film, Fox is billed in a carnival as a head without a body....but by the end of it, along with everything else, he has also"lost his head".

Froster Mar 10, 2014

Almost Brechtian in its polemics....there are no shades of gray in this sly indictment of capitalism. Sly, because of the "victim within victims" nature of this particular fable. It is no mistake that Fassbinder locates his story in the gay subculture of the time (although actually "the time" seems earlier than the mid-70's). The "bell jar" nature of this society underscores this clever indictment of the class system: money and sex are the common currencies that cross these borders, all the way from aristocrats to petits bourgeoises to carny workers. At the beginning of the film, Fox is billed in a carnival as a head without a body....but by the end of it, along with everything else, he has also"lost his head".

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