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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Der Händler der 4 Jahreszeiten (The Merchant of Four Seasons)

Filmgebeuren 88' - 1972 - Drama - Dialogue: Arabic, German
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Composer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peer Raben

Hans (Hans Hirschmuller) is a lifelong member of the middle-class. His family, especially his wife, Irmgard (Irm Hermann), derides him for his lack of ambition and his chosen profession: running a fruit stand. Eventually, the constant ridicule drives him to alcoholism, and his bout with the bottle lands him in the hospital. While recovering, he hires extra help and watches his business boom. However, his success doesn't alleviate his pain, and his anger and drinking slowly destroy him.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peer Raben


Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Dietrich Lohmann


Thea Eymèsz


Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Production studios

Tango Film

More information


Arabic, German

Countries of production

West Germany



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