Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and His Friends)
Franz (Fassbinder), an unemployed showman and hooker, wins a half a million in the lottery. Antique dealer Max (Karlheinz Böhm) introduces him to a group of elegant homosexuals. He falls in love with Eugen (Peter Chatel), the son of an entrepreneur. The two move in together. Franz pays the rent of the apartment that is being furnished extravagantly by Eugen. Also, Franz puts the quasi bankrupt firm of Eugen’s family back on an even keel. Eugen wants to teach Franz good manners and culture, but the class difference remains insurmountable. Eugen’s financial exploitation of Franz is continuous; the latter looses his share in the firm and finally even his apartment. The two split up. Eugen returns to his old lover. Franz commits suicide.