HÄNDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN (1972)

This heart-rending tale was Fassbinder’s first venture into popular melodrama.

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Alternative titles

  • PEDDLER OF FOUR SEASONS Alternative
  • The MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS Alternative

Introduction

Wonderfully written, acted and directed, this heart-rending tale was Fassbinder’s first venture into popular melodrama.

Sacked from the police force for a sexual indiscretion, Hans (Hirschmüller) is now a struggling fruit-seller whose wife (Hermann) craves bourgeois respectability, while his wider family despises his lowly status.

Portrayed with sympathy and rigour, Fassbinder’s characters all have their reasons...

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