A man in tattered clothing empties a bottle of wine at a tram stop in Munich. A pistol he finds on a bridge starts him thinking about suicide. His existential crisis is just a game to others. This melancholy drama of an underdog was inspired by Eric Rohmer’s Le signe du lion (1959) and the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
with Christoph Roser, Susanne Schimkus, Michael Fengler, Thomas Fengler
Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1966