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Faustrecht der Freiheit

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1975

Katya Kazbek's rating of the film Fox and His 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.