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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
"Händler der vier Jahreszeiten" (original title)

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Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Hirschmüller ...
Hans Epp
Irm Hermann ...
Irmgard Epp
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Anna Epp, Hans's sister
Andrea Schober ...
Renate Epp, Hans's daughter
Gusti Kreissl ...
Mother Epp
Klaus Löwitsch ...
Harry Radek
Karl Scheydt ...
Anzell
Ingrid Caven ...
The merchant's great love
Kurt Raab ...
Kurt, Heide's husband
Heide Simon ...
Heide, Hans's second sister
Peter Chatel ...
Dr. Harlach
Elga Sorbas ...
Marile Kosemund, a whore
Lilo Pempeit ...
Customer
Walter Sedlmayr ...
Fruit cart salesman (as Walther Sedlmayer)
El Hedi ben Salem ...
The Arab (as Salem El Heïdi)
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Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the more he becomes a credit to his family, the more depressed he becomes. One sociable day, while toasting his friends and family, he decides to drink himself to death. Written by lucifershalo

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4 November 1971 (West Germany)  »

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A zöldségkereskedő  »

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DEM 325,000 (estimated)
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Buona Notte
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Written by Rocco Granata & Jules Verard
Performed by Rocco Granata
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One of my 10 favorite movies of all times
15 October 2001 | by (Parism France) – See all my reviews

I'd be hard pressed to say what is it that makes this film so important to me. While a very good movie, this is definitely not the most outstanding Fassbinder's film. Still along with the American Soldier it keeps making it into my personal list of favorites whenever I get to thinking about it.


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