Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
“One of Fassbinder's easiest, most naturalistic movies.” - New York Times
Fox is a financially strapped gay man who performs in a travelling circus as ‘Fox the Talking Head'. When he wins the lottery, his life takes an upswing - or so it seems. His supposed new friends (and lover) eventually expose themselves as swindling wolves in sheep's clothing.
Playing the none-too-clever hero of this doomed tale, filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder provides a warts-and-all depiction of homosexuality at a time when Hollywood still considered such subject matter untouchable. The film's brutal frankness mixed with human compassion make it a hallowed work by one of New German Cinema's masters.
Features a haunting score by Peer Raben and stunning cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.
“With their liveliness, [the filmmakers] hide nothing from the camera - they talk over one another, they speak their mind… They say what they really think and that's what makes the film so l… More »
Fassbinder is the wonder-boy of the performing arts, turning out fully developed plays, films and television productions of his own with insistent regularity, and still finding time to appear in othe… More »
West Germany, 1982
The sports reporter, Robert Krohn, meets by chance the ex-UFA star, Veronika Voss, still an attractive and extremely interesting woman. Fascinated by her personality and charm, he is determined to se… More »
Fassbinder's films always force us ... to become aware of possibilitieswhich remain just out of reach of his characters. Whilst his vision is a bleak one, he never indulges in it for its own sake, an… More »