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Fox and His Friends (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Fox and His Friends (The Criterion Collection)(1975) Blu-ray
 
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Fox and His Friends Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection / Faustrecht der Freiheit
Criterion | 1975 | 124 min | Not rated | Jan 17, 2017

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515191418

DRAMA
FOREIGN
ROMANCE
CRIME

Fox and His Friends (The Criterion Collection)(1975) Blu-ray

Franz "Fox" is a working-class, carnival worker in need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase. He's picked up by an older man named Max, who introduces him to two young gay men. The next day, Fox wins 500,000 marks in the lottery, and the two young men suddenly become Fox's friends.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Fox and His Friends

Synopsis: A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Casting himself against type, the director plays a suggestible working-class innocent who lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend (Peter Chatel) and his circle of materialistic friends, leading to the kind of resonant misery that only Fassbinder could create. Fox and His Friends is unsparing social commentary, an amusingly pitiless and groundbreaking if controversial depiction of a gay community in 1970s West Germany.

Special Features:
- New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and supervised by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with actor Harry Baer
- New interview with filmmaker Ira Sachs
- Excerpt from a 1975 interview with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Excerpts from a 1981 interview with composer Peer Raben
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Koresky

STREET DATE: JANUARY 17.

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