He begins a new relationship with eugen, creates a. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isnt without turmoil, and being torn. Fassbinder, was a west german filmmaker, actor, playwright, theatre director, composer, cinematographer, editor, and essayist. Rainer werner fassbinders cinephilia was narrower than, say, that of jeanluc godard, and one wonders, given the germans prolificacy, just when he had the time to watch so many films, especially since he lived before the advent of dvd or even the ubiquity of video. Fassbinder was a director who was fully dedicated to cinema. He traveled with a pack of friends, lovers and associates, and at cannes, for example, you expected them all to turn up sometime after midnight at le petit. In the 1970s rainer werner fassbinder was a familiar presence at film festivals. Id say fox and his friends is pretty handily my favorite so far, followed by berlin alexanderplatz and the niklashausen journey. Rainer werner fassbinder, harry baer, peter chatel. Fox to address coronavirus crisis with threepart series on hunter biden.
With fassbinder himself stepping in font of the camera to play the films eponymous character, fox and his friends, which he also wrote and directed, takes a. Fassbinder takes a rare starring role as franz fox to his friends a gay carny thrown out of work when the cops close a fairground sideshow. Rainer werner fassbinder wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. Surprisingly fox wins the lottery and suddenly has 500,000 dms and with his new money. Rainer werner fassbinder had been making feature films for three years and already amassed a filmography that. The merchant of four seasons 1971 the criterion collection. Rainer werner fassbinder is one of the most ruthless observers of human nature the cinema has ever known. Fox and his friends rainer werner fassbinder quick shop eight hours dont make a day. Mini bio 1 above all, rainer werner fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Hes brilliant in front of and behind of the camera, theres a brilliant sense of realism and honesty in fox and his friends. Biberkopf, who goes by the nickname fox, plays the lottery as if its some religious ritual, filled with hope and faith that. Winner of the critics prize at the cannes film festival, fear eats the soul earned fassbinder his first taste of international attention as one of germanys new generation of intriguing directors. O ne of rainer werner fassbinder s towering masterworks, fox and his friends is the devastating story of a poor circus worker who wins the lottery and finds himself fleeced out of his fortune by lecherous upperclass monsters. 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.
Rainer werner fassbinder, motionpicture and theatre director, writer, and actor who was an important force in postwar west german cinema. His next film, fox and his friends 1975, brought more approbation. Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of dm 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. Fassbinder himself plays fox, a sweet working class soul whose relationship with wealthy industrialist eugen, he discovers, is based almost wholly on his unexpected lottery win. The rainer werner fassbinder collection 19731982 palregion 2. The legacy of german filmmaker rainer werner fassbinder.
It is certainly the first film in which the characters are homosexuals, without homosexuality. Fox and his friends rainer werner fassbinder quick shop eight hours dont make a day rainer werner fassbinder quick shop the merchant of four seasons rainer werner fassbinder quick shop baal volker schlondorff quick shop the marriage of maria braun. High quality rainer werner fassbinder gifts and merchandise. Criterion, a label which has long championed fassbinder s films including an eclipse disc set, as well as recent bluray transfers of both ali and the merchant of four seasons to name a few, presents this new 4k digital restoration of fox and his friends undertaken by the rainer werner fassbinder foundation. In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, fassbinder charts the decline of a selfdestructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor. Rainer werner fassbinder movies and filmography allmovie. One of the most disheartening and moving deconstructions of fame and wealth. His socially and politically conscious films often explore themes of oppression and despair. Who else has created such a torrent of film, at such a high level of artistry.
Fassbinder was influenced by the french new wave and the political modernism that intensified in the late 1960s. A young west german workingclass man wins the lottery and initiates a. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Find films and movies featuring rainer werner fassbinder on allmovie. Rainer werner fassbinder was perhaps the bestknown director of the new german cinema, partly because of his aggressive personality and selfdestructive lifestyle. Fassbinder films capture a frantic lifes desperation roger eberts. Fox and his friends also known as fistright of freedom, is a 1975 west german film written and directed by rainer werner fassbinder, starring fassbinder. Encore fox and his friends a film by rainer werner. Fox and his friends has become a classic in gay cinema repertoire. Fox and his friends rainer werner fassbinder, 1975. Fox and his friends 1975stream and watch online moviefone. Eugen alternately flatters and humiliates fox, ridiculing his workingclass manners and tastes while sponging off his fastdisappearing fortune. Jul 29, 2011 the films of rainer werner fassbinder.
Rainer werner fassbinder biography, movie highlights and. He falls in love with eugen peter chatel, the son of an entrepreneur. Fox is a member of a circus side show that is shut down by the police. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Films directed by rainer werner fassbinder letterboxd.
R ainer werner fassbinder s fox and his friends opens with a dedication to armin meier, fassbinder s reallife boyfriend at the time. Fassbinder plays fox, he is working class, a former circus performer who wins the lottery of dm 500,000. Fassbinder left school at age 16 and became involved with munichs. A rainer werner fassbinder season runs at bfi southbank, alongside a series of fassbinder s favourite films, in aprilmay 2017 rainer werner fassbinder s cinephilia was narrower than, say, that of jeanluc godard, and one wonders, given the germans prolificacy, just when he had the time to watch so many films, especially since he lived.
Early in rainer werner fassbinder s 1975 film fox and his friends, the naive protagonist franz biberkopf played by fassbinder himself shows hes not quite as naive or, at least, not quite as innocent as we may be led to believe through the remainder of the film. Fox and his friends is among the director s most personal works and the first to tackle homosexuality in a direct manner. New 4k digital restoration, undertaken by the rainer werner fassbinder foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on. Fox and his friends 1975 fox and his friends is a film about a gay man who is a carnival performer. Fox and his friends the criterion collection bluray. The director himself plays a workingclass man who wins a small fortune on the lottery and is destroyed by men. Rainer werner fassbinder, 36, film maker, dead the new york. Rainer werner fassbinder, harry baer, peter chatel, rainer werner fassbinder. Sep 25, 2015 10 great films influenced by the cinema of rainer werner fassbinder posted on september 25, 2015 september 25, 2015 by hector oyarzun every decent director has only one subject, and finally makes the same film over and over again.
The film begins with franz bieberkopf, alias fox fassbinder, firmly planted at the bottom of the cultures social ladder, but even then he is still only an. Feb 04, 2016 werner schroeter on fassbinder 2004 duration. Mar 27, 2017 he tormented his actors, threw drinks at his cameraman, and died of an overdose at 37, leaving behind two dead lovers and an extraordinary body of work. I swear that fassbinder recreates the opening sequence of this film at the start of fox and his friends 1975, where a salacious circus gets shut. Though meier doesnt appear in the 1975 film, he played roles in seven subsequent fassbinder productions before killing himself in 1978, and on fassbinder. He is widely regarded as a prominent figure and catalyst of the new german cinema movement. Rainer werner fassbinder, peter chatel, karlheinz bohm, adrian hoven, christiane maybach, harry baer, hans zander, kurt raab, rudolf. Jun 11, 1982 rainer werner fassbinder, the controversial and furiously prolific film maker most responsible for the resurgence of german cinema in the 1970s, was found dead yesterday at his home in munich. Rainer werner fassbinder celebrity profile check out the latest rainer werner fassbinder photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Fassbinder himself takes the leading role, playing a naive and slightly dense, young workingclass man who wins the state lottery and soon finds himself and his lottery winnings embraced in munichs gay circles. Fox and his friends 1975, directed by rainer werner.
New german cinema icon rainer werner fassbinder kicked off a new phase of his young career when he made the startling the merchant of four seasons. In the 1970s rainer werner fassbinder was a familiar presence at film festivals, invariably clad in black leather, a cigarette always in his hand, a scraggly mustache drooping over lips that seemed curled in constant ironic amusement. A timely tragedy about greed and the suckers capitalism makes out of everybody other than the super rich, fox and his friends stars director rainer werner fassbinder as franz or fox bieberkopf. Rainer werner fassbinder, left, with peter chatel in fox and his friends, fassbinder s 1975 film about a workingclass gay man exploited by his upperclass lover. The story is partially autobiographical, inspired by fassbinders own relationship with an illiterate butcher, but the director casts himself as the victim in the cinematic incarnation and turns his tormentor into a veritable vampire. He unleashes a torrent of intimate horrors in the first five minutes of the first. The film arrives on bluray with an immaculate transfer and a lacking slate of extras from criterion. Rainer werner fassbinder films from worst to best mtv.
Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antisemitic and even antigay. The rainer werner fassbinder collection 19731982 dvd. Contribute to dezelinmovies development by creating an account on github. One day, he lucks into winning half a million marks in a lottery.
Fox and his friends is unsparing social commentary, an amusingly pitiless and groundbreaking if controversial depiction of a gay community in 1970s west germany. Fox and his opportunistic friends scheme and despair in a series of brilliantly conceived set piecesincluding a dinner party from hellas they spin a web of prodigious filmmaker rainer werner fassbinder casts himself as the titular fox, whose sudden lottery win makes him a target for his bougie boyfriend. Where to begin with rainer werner fassbinder movies inspire a lot of passion, but the back catalogue of film history can be daunting. Fassbinder and fassbinder as fox fassbinder is widely renowned for his films criticality of traditional social, political, and economic norms while fox and his friends is. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antisemitic and even antigay, he completed 44. Feb 23, 2017 rainer thought that was cool, his old accomplice harry baer remembered, the more wrecks the better. Of course, the film itself cannot succeed in achieving this goal, and in a similar unravelling of fantasy, fox meets his end. Fox can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. With rainer werner fassbinder, peter chatel, karlheinz bohm, adrian hoven. New 4k digital restoration, undertaken by the rainer werner fassbinder foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the bluray.
Fox and his friends, fear eats the soul etc between 1970 and 1977, when he slowed down a little. Fear eats the soul, effi briest, fox and his friends, mother kusters trip to heaven and the marriage of maria braun stand out amongst the very best work of newgerman cinema auteur rainer werner fassbinder. Because the german director rainer werner fassbinder made more than forty. During the month of april, were going to take a look back at a handful of films from the insanely prolific guiding light of the new german cinema movement, rainer werner fassbinder. Rainer werner fassbinder, the controversial and furiously prolific film maker most responsible for the resurgence of german cinema in the 1970s, was found dead yesterday at his. Franz, his real name, gets involved with a wealthy man after he wins the lottery. The best movies by rainer werner fassbinder you must see. Fassbinder films capture a frantic lifes desperation roger. Fassbinders fox and his friends, a timely homoerotic. Playing the lead role in fox and his friends 1975, a gay carnival worker whos won the lottery and suffered nothing but unhappiness since, fassbinder attempts to sell his futuristic folly of a sports car. Fox and his friends 1975 directed by rainer werner. Fox and his friends by peter chatel, harry baer, adrian hoven. Fassbinder plays franz biberkopf, a financially poor gay man who performs in a traveling circus as fox the talking head.
Fassbinder films capture a frantic lifes desperation. He would uninhibitedly reveal his own fears on the. Rainer werner fassbinder, 36, film maker, dead the new. And its especially true of fox and his friends, a 1975 film which won a gold hugo in the chicago film festival. His life starts to look up and doesnt have to struggle financially. Fox and his friends is a deeply personal exploration of the human condition, desperate in its attempt to justify all behaviour leading to personal satisfaction. Casting himself against type, the director plays a suggestible workingclass innocent who lets himself be taken advantage of by his. Library connection lci is a consortium of 30 libraries that share a library catalog and resources. Above all, rainer werner fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction.
Rainer werner fassbinder german director britannica. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, fox lets himself be picked up by an elegant older man named max. Born in 1945 in bad worishofen, fassbinder lived with his mother in munich after his parents divorced when he was five. Rainer werner fassbinders rare tv series the new yorker. For every fan whos obsessed with an actor, director or subgenre, theres another struggling to know where to start. Zacetnik je njemackog novog vala, te jedan od najplodnijih redatelja uopce snimajuci po cetiri cjelovecernja filma godisnje. Then we have films like fox and his friends, mother kusters trip to.1311 964 1272 1299 1314 1448 1505 1420 1335 558 161 565 1427 1357 480 37 479 233 934 1259 1033 829 1088 1290 845 192 346 443 86 1191 269 80 970 1306 539