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.
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