In 2018 this 1975 gem looks fresh, daring and brave. No wonder the best list of films to ever appear on Mubi.com is named “Fox and his queer friends”. It seems simple,—and isn’t the social ladder at the center of half of the coming of age plots,—but it’s a poignant, complex study of class in 1970s Western Germany. I kind of hoped for a happy end, that Fox would take up with the circus impressario again, but I’m actually glad there was no straightwashing. Cuts deeper this way.
Fox and His Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit), 1975
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder