The Merchant of Four Seasons

Der Händler der vier Jahreszeiten, feature film, 1971

DIRECTED BY: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Merchant of Four Seasons

Irm Hermann,
Hans Hirschmüller,
Hanna Schygulla

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Dietrich Lohmann

Hans Epp is a fruit seller. After one fight with his wife because of the fruit delivery to ex-lover Ingrid, Hans goes to a bar and gets drunk. One day he becomes violent towards his wife that draws him deeper into despair. It seems that the only person who understands him is his sister Anna. Soon Hans has a heart-attack and too weak to run the business he finds a replacement in a young and trustworthy Anzell – he only doesn’t know that his wife had an affair with Anzell.

color, 88 min