The Fox

by Adrian Goiginger

Based on the true story of an extraordinary friendship between a young soldier and a fox cub. The director of break-out hit "The Best Of All Worlds" proves his outstanding talent again with this intimate drama about loyality and reconciliation, set in the interwar periode in Austria, Germany and France.

Shortly before the outbrake of the Second World War, Franz enroles as a motorcycle courier for the Austrian Army, 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 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... Based on a true story.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 100 minutes
Original title
Der Fuchs
directed by
Adrian Goiginger
director of photography
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

Press Quotes

"Film of the Year"

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

"Feels authentic all the way"
Davide Abbatescianni, Cineuropa