The Merchant of Four Seasons
Tuesday, August 30 - Wednesday, August 31, 2022
New German Cinema icon Rainer Werner Fassbinder kicked off a new phase of his young career when he made the startling The Merchant of Four Seasons. In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, Fassbinder charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor. Fassbinder had gained acclaim for a series of trenchant, quickly made early films, but for this one he took more time and forged a new style—featuring a more complexly woven script and narrative structure and more sophisticated use of the camera, and influenced by the work of his recently discovered idol, Douglas Sirk. The result is a meticulously made, unforgiving social satire.
- Language In German with English subtitles
- Year 1971
- Running Time 88 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Janus
- Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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