Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975)

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Faustrecht der Freiheit: Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Peter Chatel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven. A suggestible working-class innocent wins the lottery but lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend and his circle of materialistic friends.

“This is the first Fassbinder film Iu0026#39;ve seen, thanks to Francois Ozon, whose adaptation of Fassbinderu0026#39;s play Water Drops on Burning Rocks turned me on to him. After seeing Fox and His Friends, which stars Fassbinder, I most definitely want more. The story here is familiar – u0026#39;loseru0026#39; gets to win big time and discovers how quickly people are willing – and able – to exploit him. Itu0026#39;s the way the piece is written and performed that elevates it above predictability; there is a certain tongue-in-cheek quality to the proceedings that make it thoroughly captivating, through to the bitter end.”

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