The Merchant of Four Seasons

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Handler der Vier Jahreszeiten (The Merchant of the Four Seasons).  1971.  West Germany.  Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons

    1971. West Germany. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 88 min.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons

    1971. West Germany. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Hans Hirschmuller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Andrea Schober. Although Fassbinder had already directed more than a dozen films, this was the movie that put him on the map, at least in America, where it was shown in the New York Film Festival. He would ultimately become the most acclaimed German director since the Weimar triumvirate of F. W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, and G. W. Pabst. Here, we get an early taste of his stylized homage to Hollywood and its methods, flavored by a leftist political slant that would make him important, but always controversial. In German; English subtitles. 88 min.

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Image: Handler der Vier Jahreszeiten (The Merchant of the Four Seasons). 1971. West Germany. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder