Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.
Rolf Thiele obviously wanted to make a grotesque and topical satire on social, technical and political changes in the 60's, but neither the grotesque nor the satire came very easy with him. It is a very poor and in the meantime also very dated and talkative satire. Not only the satire is poor, the film is poorly made too; Thiele never had any control. The film never runs smoothly and some trick cinematography is cheaply executed. Married couple Heinz Rühmann and Hertha Feiler are totally at a loss here; this would be their last film together and it is a shame that it had to be this dud.
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