Händler der vier Jahreszeiten

Händler der vier Jahreszeiten

BR Deutschland 1971, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Merchant of Four Seasons

Hans Epp signs up for the foreign legion in order to escape his loveless existence with his mother. When he returns, she greets him with the comment, "The best ones stay in, people like you come back." Hans then works for the police department but is soon fired because he let himself be seduced by a prostitute at the station. He starts selling fruit in back courtyards. His “big love” refused to marry him because he was beneath her social status; his wife doesn’t really love him, but she loves to torture him. His only escape are his regular visits to the local bar. Watching his unexceptional life disintegrate and rejected to the point of a nervous breakdown, Hans systematically drinks himself to death before the eyes of his loved ones.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director of photography:Dietrich Lohmann
Editing:Thea Eymèsz
Music:Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Hauptmotiv "Kleine Liebe"), Rocco Granata (Lied "Buona Notte"), Archivaufnahmen
  
Cast: 
Hans HirschmüllerObsthändler Hans Epp
Irm HermannIrmgard Epp
Hanna SchygullaHans' Schwester Anna
Klaus LöwitschHarry
Karl ScheydtAnzell
Andrea SchoberTochter Renate Epp
Gusti KreisslMutter Epp
Ingrid CavenHans' große Liebe
Kurt RaabSchwager Kurt
Heide SimonHans' Schwester Heide
Peter ChatelArzt
Elga SorbasMarile Kosemund
Liselotte EderKundin
Walter SedlmayrObstkarrenverkäufer
El Hedi ben SalemAraber
Marian Seidowsky1. Bewerber
Daniel Schmid2. Bewerber
Michael FenglerPlayboy
Hark BohmLeitender Polizeibeamter
Harry BaerBewerber
Rainer Werner FassbinderHerr Zucker
Sigi GraueStammtischbruder
  
Production company:Tango-Film (München), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Rainer Werner Fassbinder

All Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Assistant director:Harry Baer
Script supervisor:Ilse Zott
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director of photography:Dietrich Lohmann
Assistant camera:Herbert Paetzold, Peter Gauhe
Lighting design:Ekkehard Heinrich
Set design:Kurt Raab
Make-up artist:Anni Nöbauer
Costume design:Uta Wilhelm, Kurt Raab
Editing:Thea Eymèsz
Music:Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Hauptmotiv "Kleine Liebe"), Rocco Granata (Lied "Buona Notte"), Archivaufnahmen
  
Cast: 
Hans HirschmüllerObsthändler Hans Epp
Irm HermannIrmgard Epp
Hanna SchygullaHans' Schwester Anna
Klaus LöwitschHarry
Karl ScheydtAnzell
Andrea SchoberTochter Renate Epp
Gusti KreisslMutter Epp
Ingrid CavenHans' große Liebe
Kurt RaabSchwager Kurt
Heide SimonHans' Schwester Heide
Peter ChatelArzt
Elga SorbasMarile Kosemund
Liselotte EderKundin
Walter SedlmayrObstkarrenverkäufer
El Hedi ben SalemAraber
Marian Seidowsky1. Bewerber
Daniel Schmid2. Bewerber
Michael FenglerPlayboy
Hark BohmLeitender Polizeibeamter
Harry BaerBewerber
Rainer Werner FassbinderHerr Zucker
Sigi GraueStammtischbruder
  
Production company:Tango-Film (München), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Unit production manager:Ingrid Caven
Location manager:Christian Hohoff, Karl Scheydt
Shoot:11.08.1971-25.08.1971: München
Original distributor:Tango-Film (München)
Length:2414 m, 88 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.05.1991, 44086 [3. FSK-Prüfung]
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 10.02.1972, Paris, Cinémathèque

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Händler der vier Jahreszeiten

Versions

Original

Length:2414 m, 88 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.05.1991, 44086 [3. FSK-Prüfung]
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 10.02.1972, Paris, Cinémathèque
 
Length:2420 m, 88 min
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.06.1973, 44086 [2. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.10.1971, 44086, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1972
Filmband in Gold, Darstellerische Leistung
Filmband in Gold, Bester programmfüllender Spielfilm/Gestaltung
 
FBW 1971
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll