Wednesday, February 17

The Merchant of Four Seasons - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1971)


Wikipedia - "The Merchant of Four Seasons (German: Händler der vier Jahreszeiten) is a 1971 West German film written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Hans Hirschmüller (de) and Irm Hermann. The plot follows the life of a fruit-peddler, living in 1950s West Germany, who is driven over the edge by an uncaring society. The title derives from the French expression for a fruit and vegetable seller, 'un marchand des quatre-saisons'. The film explores issues of class prejudices, domestic violence, infidelity, family discord, depression and self-destructive behavior. ..."
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Criterion: Eric Rentschler on The Merchant of Four Seasons (Video)
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YouTube: The Merchant of Four Seasons - Trailer

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