FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975)

Five years prior to his masterpiece about Franz Biberkopf (Berlin Alexanderplatz, 1980), Rainer Werner Fassbinder himself (brilliantly) plays another Franz Biberkopf in Faustrecht der Freiheit—literally, Fist-Fight of Freedom. Franz has a nickname, which is spelled out in studs on the back of his faded denim jacket: Fox. This suggests how clever the boy thinks he […]