The Fox

by Adrian Goiginger

Based on the true story of an extraordinary friendship between a young soldier and a fox cub. From the director of break-out hit The Best Of All Worlds.

The Fox is the true story of Franz Streitberger, Adrian Goiginger's great-grandfather, a motorcycle courier for the Austrian Army who was soon drafted into the German Wehrmacht. At the beginning of the Second World War, the introverted young soldier encounters a wounded fox cub, which he then looks after as if it were his own child and takes 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...

Genre / Language
Drama / German
Original title
Der Fuchs
directed by
Adrian Goiginger
director of photography
Yoshi Heimrath
screenplay by
Adrian Goiginger
produced by
Geissendörfer Pictures with Lotus Film, Giganten Film, 2010 Entertainment in co-production with Film AG in collaboration with SWR, ARTE, BR and ORF
  • Adriane Gradziel
  • Karl Markovics (THE COUNTERFEITERS)
  • Marko Kerezovic
  • Alexander Beyer
  • Karola Niederhuber