The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972) is a German drama film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It tells the story of Hans Epp, a fruit seller who is struggling to make ends meet. The film is known for its frank and honest depiction of the struggles of working-class life in Germany during the early 1970s.
The Merchant of Four Seasons also contains several sexual moments that are integral to the story. One of the most memorable scenes is when Hans meets his former lover, Irmgard, in a bar. The two share a passionate kiss, and the scene is shot in a way that emphasizes the intensity of their feelings for each other.
Another memorable sexual moment in the film is when Hans and his wife, Eva, make love. The scene is shot in a way that conveys the deep love and connection between the two characters. It is a tender and intimate moment that is both beautiful and heartbreaking.
The Merchant of Four Seasons also contains a scene in which Hans and his friend, Franz, discuss their sexual desires. This scene is important because it shows how men in the working class were able to talk openly about their sexuality.
The Merchant of Four Seasons is a powerful and moving film that contains several sexual moments that are integral to the story. These moments are important because they show how sex and sexuality were viewed in Germany during the early 1970s. They also provide insight into the struggles of working-class life in Germany during this time.
A woman is suspicious that her husband may be cheating on her.
The "red-light district" is mentioned.
A woman (in flashback) undoes her top (closeup on her bra), and gets on her knees in front of him. From his facial expression, it's obvious she's giving him a blowjob.
A man pees into a toilet standing - nothing shown, only the sound.
A woman has sex with a stranger; thrusting, moaning, and gasping along with it. Her breasts and buttocks are shown in the scene, but the daughter walks in on them. She then gets off the stranger and starts sobbing (scene lasts about half a minute in total).
A husband and wife prepare to have sex - she's shown lying on the bed, breasts shown for about half a minute. He's then shown in closeup kissing her nipple.
A man brags to another man while in a fight that he slept with his wife.
A man visits a woman, and they prepare to have sex (her breasts and pubic region are shown for about a minute - the actual vagina isn't shown - all bush). They don't have sex, however.