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Tue, 11 July



THE FOX (DER FUCHS) Opening Night Film German Film Festival Caloundra

An extraordinary and moving true story about friendship and loyalty during a tumultuous time. A young German soldier saves a young fox cub, nurtures it back to health and takes it with him to occupied France and beyond. As he struggles for true friendships this comrade remains true.

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THE FOX (DER FUCHS) Opening Night Film German Film Festival Caloundra
THE FOX (DER FUCHS) Opening Night Film German Film Festival Caloundra

Time & Location

11 July 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:10 pm

Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

The Fox film trailer HERE

Based on a  true story, (Franz Streitberger was the Director's great grandfather) this very moving film is 1. the tale of an extraordinary friendship between a young soldier and a fox cub and 2. how the loss of family has such a profound impact on a young person.

 Adrian Goiginger, the  director of break-out hit The Best Of All Worlds proves his outstanding talent again with this intimate drama about loyality and reconciliation and is set  across Austria, Germany and France.

Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Franz enroles as a motorcycle courier for the Austrian Army and after annexation who was soon drafted into the German Wehrmacht. When the introverted young soldier encounters a wounded fox cub in the woods, he looks after it as if it were his own child and after nursing it back to health  takes it with him to occupied France. 

Through this unique friendship with the wild animal, his own past as an outcast farmer’s son, which he has always run away from, slowly catches up with him.

Up and comin star Simon Morze is a stand out as Streitburger and no foxes were harmed in the making of this film 

Cast: Simon Morzé, Marko Kerezovic, Karl Markovics, Adriane Gradziel  Produced by Geissendörfer Pictures with Lotus-Film, Giganten Film, 2010 Entertainment in co-production with Film AG  

" One of the best animal-human bonding dramas you will ever see."  DMOVIES

"It’s a story about friendship and love, with all the things that these entail, and it feels authentic all the way" Cineuropa 


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