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Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Hans Hirschmuller , Irm Hermann , Hanna Schygulla , Andrea Schober , Klaus Lowitsch , Karl Scheydt , Kurt Raab , Gusti Kreissl

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Yorker Films

The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)

Release Date: October 8th, 1972|1 hr. 28 min.

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