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.

  1. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Hans Hirschmüller

    Hans Epp

  2. Irm Hermann

    Irm Hermann

    Irmgard Epp

  3. Hanna Schygulla

    Hanna Schygulla

    Anna Epp, Hans's sister

  4. Andrea Schober

    Renate Epp, Hans's daughter

  5. Klaus Löwitsch

    Klaus Löwitsch


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The Merchant of Four Seasons
The Merchant of Four Seasons


Original Title Händler der vier Jahreszeiten

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 4, 1971


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -



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