The Merchant Of Four Seasons (1971) - Region 2 - DVD
  • DirectorRainer Werner Fassbinder
  • writersRainer Werner Fassbinder
  • CastHans Hirschmüller , Irm Hermann , Hanna Schygulla
  • Film Genre German Cinema
  • CountryGerman
  • Language German
  • Subtitle English
  • Year1971
  • Runtime88mins
  • Disc1
  • FormatDVD
  • RegionDVD REGION 2
  • Weight(kg)0.17kg
  • ISBN5027035004495
Regular PriceHK$150

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The Merchant Of Four Seasons (1971) - Region 2 - DVD

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Famed German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder typically portrays aspects of the human struggle using an unwavering style that is often difficult to watch but provides a refreshingly raw and honest narrative perspective. Merchant Of Four Seasons is an engaging close-up portrait of a downtrodden fruit seller named Hans. Full of hope after serving with the Foreign Legion, Hans becomes a police officer--only to be fired for an indiscretion with a prostitute, humiliating himself and his family. Hungry for a piece of the economic boom of the 1950s, Hans begins selling produce from a cart, much to the dismay of his class-conscious family. Saddled with a shrewish wife, Hans derives most of his pleasure from drink and flirting with a former girlfriend, whom he truly loves. However, when he hires a former Foreign Legion friend to help with his business, things suddenly take an unfortunate turn, making Hans obsolete in the process. The Merchant Of Four Seasons was a turning point in Fassbinder's career, marking his entry into the international arena and the subsequent scrutiny of his notorious private life.