Uitkijk Specials – Enfants Terribles: Fox and His Friends

14 January - Filmtheater de Uitkijk, Amsterdam
21:00 - €11 - Free for members

We’ve teamed up with the most romantic movie theater of Amsterdam, Filmtheater de Uitkijk. Aside from their assorted agenda, the entirely student-run cinema curates bimonthly ‘specials’; series of movies, linked through a specific theme. And in addition, they screen a classic picture every month! Subbacultcha members can attend selected screenings of the specials and classics for free.

This month’s special is Enfants Terribles. This curated selection of films wants to explore a series of films involving controversial filmmakers and/or films that Uitkijk feels still provide some food for thought.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers, but at the same time a man surrounded by scandals: an Enfant Terrible pur sang. He was often discussed in the German tabloids, for his excessive behaviour on set, his love life, drug use or political statements, and time after time he managed to make the front pages.

In Fox And His Friends, legendary director Rainer Fassbinder himself plays Franz Biberkopf, a poor gay man who performs in a travelling circus as Fox the Talking Head.

One day, he wins half a million in a lottery. This attracts the attention of a group of elegant homosexuals, including the well-read entrepreneurial son Eugen (Peter Chatel), who becomes Fox’s lover. But while loner Fox gets used to love and luxury, he is literally and figuratively undressed. The film caused many a media scandal in Germany and Fassbinder, as director as well as actor in Fox and his Friends, deserves his title as Enfant Terrible.

Subbacultcha members can attend the screening of Fox and his friends for free. There are limited spots available. One can make a reservation by sending an e-mail to, citing ‘Fox and his friends’ in the mail. Please show your membership card at the box office. 

Tuesday, the 14th of February, 21.00

Fox And His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)