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New on Video: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘The Merchant of Four Seasons’

8 June 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Merchant of Four Seasons

Written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Germany, 1971

Rainer Werner Fassbinder had a true talent for probing insights into the deep despair and disenchantment of the human condition. His characters were doomed people, ones fellow German New Waver Wim Wenders speaks of as helpless and hopeless. Such descriptions perfectly suit those in Fassbinder’s 1971 film, The Merchant of Four Seasons, which is out now on a new Criterion Collection Blu-ray. Here, Hans Epp (Hans Hirschmüller) has just returned from duty with the French Foreign Legion. Home in Munich after being gone about a year, he is first greeted with a less than enthusiastic reception from his mother (Gusti Kreissl). As he tells of friends lost in the fighting, she counters with, “The best are left behind while people like you come home.” This is just the tip of the iceberg for what Wenders says is »

- Jeremy Carr

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